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GTD desktop signal

GTD Desk Signal thumbOne of the things I’ve found most challenging in my attempts to implement the Getting Things Done methodology is my annoying habit of tromping off into the land of Process/Organize/Review/Do while I’m supposed to be collecting (or any of the steps). To help myself remember what I’m trying to focus on, I made a little sign that I flip to the appropriate stage and leave in a prominent place on my desk. Here’s a PDF version of the file.


If anyone is interested, I’d be happy to provide the original Illustrator file as well.

5 Responses to “GTD desktop signal”

  1. ratso Says:


  2. lifehack.org Says:

    GTD Desktop Signal PDF

    Dale Pike at Stand Up Eight has created a sign for reminding himself on Getting Things Done methodology – Process, Organize, Review, Do. It is in PDF and you can download it, print it, slip it to different stages to remind yourself what you should foc…

  3. Stand Up Eight » GTD signal snapshot Says:

    […] I had someone ask for a picture of the GTD desktop signal in action, so here it is… […]

  4. Tony Says:

    That’s beautiful, Dale. Could you post the Illustrator file or you can email it to me.

    Thank you,

  5. All Narfed Up Says:

    GTD Desktop Signal

    I printed the GTD Desktop Signal onto a 5″ x 8″ card – pretty nifty!

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