Image by paul+photos=moody via FlickrFor the purposes of my own interpretation of GTD and a couple of thoughts that were wanting to get into that process, I've looked at some of the notes I've been taking. Ouch! What is the point of a note without context. Even a date would be good. Although I would call it criminal to leave out the project.
Basically I've run through notes from 2006 through to now. The earliest notes are actually quite good in relating the topic and date. Just not in the reason for their existence. Of the nine months of notes from 2006, only about 10 days were worth keeping. That equates to a lot of pages that have at long last been tossed.
The more recent notes have definitely improved in terms of the relevance. Unfortunately it seems that is must have been intuitively obvious as to when they were written and against which project. I get to keep a lot more as reference, I'm just uncertain as to how to relate them to this world of references I'm creating for myself.
I now hope to take the following into account:
- Date of the event
- What the notes refer to
- Who else was there
- It must make sense
- It must have a purpose