Been working like crazy for the past 3 weeks on my top 100 immediate GTD work tasks. My goal is to complete all of these by the end of the year. To make it on my "Wall of Tasks" it has to be something that NEEDS to get done along with one of the following criteria:
1) It will take several hours or days to complete
2) It will significantly impact the ministry in a positive way
3) If it doesn't get done it will create much more work or problems
4) It's important and timely and the right thing to do
I have plenty of other smaller or routine tasks that don't make it on the wall. This wall represents my most important tasks... some of which I've been working on for more than 5 years and they are now within reach of completion.
I can't tell you how excited this nerd is that I'm within a few months of getting caught up on things I started falling way behind on 6 years ago when we encountered The Great Recession and had to let our staff go and lost most of our volunteers to other life priorities.
I've been fighting hard for 6 years to not only stay on top of my current priorities, but also to get caught up on hundreds of things that had to be put on the "back burner" (for which I had to chip away at day-after-day-after-day).
I've been chopping on this tree for many years... and it's about to fall (Praise God!).