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GTD Mastery 100: Step 17

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post.

Step 17 to GTD Mastery is: I have a weekly review scheduled for each week.

I have a reminder set up on my cell phone for 7:00 AM on Sundays. My family is still sleeping so I’m able to perform the weekly review free of distractions.

Ricky Spears posted a must-read article on “Why We Resist the Weekly Review and Plan (and What You Can Do About It)”. At the top of the list: it’s not on our calendar. When I first started GTD, I brushed aside my weekly review almost every week because I didn’t actually set an appointment with myself.

The next step was actually creating a list of what I wanted to do in my weekly review (next actions). gtdfrk’s weekly review checklist provided an excellent starting block. I customized it to fit my system and life.


You can read my favourite posts on weekly reviews at my page. It covers posts on personal development-oriented weekly reviews as well as the literal GTD weekly review.

For anyone still feeling intimidated by the weekly review, I’m going to finish off with a quote from Ricky,

The only wrong weekly review is no weekly review at all.

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One Response to “GTD Mastery 100: Step 17”

  1. Fokke says:


    Good point mentioning the Weekly review. It is an integral part of any GTD system IMHO. I have also written about the Weekly review, check out my blog.