Update: the link to the Organise IT trigger list seems to be pretty popular. Unfortunately it’s gone from their site. You can see an archived version of the list on the Wayback Machine.
As part of my 2013 planning, I’m doing what David Allen’s book Getting Things Done calls a “mind sweep”. It’s a process of dumping everything that’s floating around in your head in an unfinished state into some kind of system where it can be evaluated and organized. To help you do that, the book has a list of “incompletion triggers”, things to dredge up the stuff from your brain. I had the list from the 43 Folders Wiki open, and two things occurred to me. First, man, some of the stuff on this list hasn’t aged well. Second, I wish I was doing this is MindNode.
Those thoughts lead to this: gtd-opml. It’s an OPML list suitable for importing into an outliner or mind mapping application. My hope is that folks will be able to use it to simplify getting organized, and that they’ll contribute updates to the list to modernize it. Enjoy!
(Incidentally, in looking for something illustrative to link for “incompletion triggers”, I found a more updated list at Organize IT. I may try and incorporate some of this down the road.)