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If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

http://www.Gtdagenda.com

You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
Comes with a mobile version too, and with an Android app.

@Mahendra - I never read that book. Thank you for pointing it out and for stopping by.

@Justin - the inability to make a decision is also what brings companies to "urgent". Time away from work? What is that? As I mentioned up front, I rarely, if ever, stop working :) Young professionals and professionals of any experience level should hustle. There's no free ride, there never was. However, talking money is a great way to filter people who are serious about working together. Thank you for the thoughtful comment.

Lots of great stuff here. Few thoughts:

1. This is my new motto: "The last of human freedoms -- the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances." Love it!

2. Agree with you on important=strategy. In fact, urgent is the antithesis of strategy, because it hasn't been planned for and people panic and just do. Therefore urgent is often not good work.

3. Really like your thoughts on commitments and planning. See your points. However, one thing I didn't see you mention is time away from work. Don't you need those moments to mentally refresh?

4. "Bill it" is sound advice for a seasoned professional who has earned his/her rep and already has several established relationships. But I would not advise young professionals to take that attitude. It will cause them to miss out on a lot of relationships and opportunities they need to establish themselves.

5. Learning to say no. I need to say yes to learning to say no :). We want to be Superman/woman as you mentioned. But we can't do everything. And trying to often means we do a ton of things so-so. Better to do the things we prioritize well.

Thanks for the thought-provoking post. Lot of lessons here.

@jgoldsborough

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