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Planning for the unknown

The author of Simplicitybliss writes about The Planning Fallacy and that we always underestimate the time when planning ahead.

Use a “Next Action” list instead of a daily todo list and work off it as much as you can while dealing with all the ad-hoc stuff showing up – this list represent commitments you need to get done, there is no obligation to complete all or any of them today

This is one of the main reasons I use GTD. Having the ability to take on ad-hoc work, knowing exactly what will be held back and what the consequences of taking on unplanned work can lead to.