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This page contains links to articles about GTD, procrastination, etc. Come here and play if you don't want to work.


:The modern use of git r done was developed in the early 90's by hard :working white males who reached a point in their life where they wanted :to actually accomplish something in life... instead of getting :completely hammered and rebuilding transmissions, the started doing :projects that really mattered - projects like fixing the mailbox, :cleaning the house, possibly even taking a few loads to the dump. This :sudden surge of progress made these men feel good, like they were doing :something. So, they had to have a way in their simple minds to reaffirm :that feeling of getting something done. Thus, "GITRDONE!" was born. This :can be said before a task is completed to motivate them, or after a task :is completed to celebrate. It is also used profusely during the process :of completing a task for no apparent reason which is very obnoxious and :ambient. Often used with a drawn out "Woooooo!" yelling before or :after. GITRDONE!

The Advantages of closing a few doors...

By JOHN TIERNEY Published: February 26, 2008

:The next time you're juggling options — which friend to see, which house to :buy, which career to pursue — try asking yourself this question: What would :Xiang Yu do?

:Xiang Yu was a Chinese general in the third century B.C. who took his troops :across the Yangtze River into enemy territory and performed an experiment in :decision making. He crushed his troops' cooking pots and burned their ships.

:He explained this was to focus them on moving forward — a motivational speech :that was not appreciated by many of the soldiers watching their retreat option :go up in flames. But General Xiang Yu would be vindicated, both on the :battlefield and in the annals of social science research.

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