43 Folders: Merlin on Priorities

One of the things I have always loved about the idea of GTD is one that a lot of folks have the hardest times committing to – that the priority of a task is only one factor in deciding if a task can actually get done. As a matter of fact, I would argue that it is one of the last classifications one should use for any task. Today, Merlin Mann explains on the ever excellent 43 Folders exactly why this is:
“Unless you can always satisfy the big red letter commitments you’ve created for yourself — as well as the ones that are constantly being generated for you by others — an obsession with priority alone is pointlessly stress-inducing, unhealthy, and unrealistic. The truth is that sometimes you have crap days, pencils need to be sharpened, or maybe you just don’t have the tools or energy to do what you want the second you want. That’s life, pal. Deal.”

Read the whole thing. You wont regret it. Do it. Now!
GTD: Priorities don’t exist in a vacuum