Fundamentals: Next Action Step

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David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, coined the term to describe one of the core steps of his “fundamental process”:

  • Write down a project or situation that is most on your mind at this moment.
  • Now describe in a single written sentence your intended desired outcome for this problem or situation. What needs to happen to mark this “done”?
  • Next, write down the very next physical action step required to move the situation forward.
  • Put those answers in a system you trust.

(except from “The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume” by Josh Kaufman)

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