A final time that a task must be completed.

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Keeping Track of Deadlines

I am a high school student that's applying to a lot of colleges along with scholarships. One problem that I'm having is keeping track of deadlines. For instance, BLANK application opens in a week, but ...
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How to know if I'm being too slow in a project with a GTD system?

If I use a classical project management tool like a Gantt diagram, I know if I'm being too slow because I can see the critical path. If a task is not completed in the time allowed, I'm probably not ...
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How to continue GTD during high-stress periods and afterwards?

Often during crunch time of a project when only one goal is of supreme priority, I stop looking at my next action list because it is obvious what the next action ought to be. If such event persists ...
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How do I maintain high levels of productivity when working with flexible deadlines?

When I am not under pressure I am not working nearly as hard as I can. Here are some examples: When I have a task for exactly X days I will always complete it on time. For example a commission of a ...
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What consequences should a missed deadline have?

This question is related to an earlier question I asked Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines? Recently, I've had break from work for two months, so I focused on my personal projects. My ...
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How do I register deadlines in a GTD system?

In a GTD system, I have (among other things) a list of "next actions" organized by context, which are things that I have decided I should act on at my discretion, and a calendar, which shows things ...
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Can working less get more work done?

I wonder if it is possible to get more done by working less. Lets say that on a normal day: I work 8 hours and finish 10 units of work. If I work less in a day, there are 3 possibilities: I finish ...
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How to set a realistic deadline for a study task when you aren't familiar with the subject?

I am doing a self study now a days. The topics are unfamiliar. Hence the question.
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How do you keep tasks tagged as “unimportant” from turning into mini-disasters a month later?

Imagine the following situation: Once upon a time, you get asked to do something. You are already extremely busy. Your dolist is overflowing with overdue items tagged "important" and though you're in ...
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Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?

Currently I have a few tasks that I want to do, such as reading book X, reading blog Y, listening to podcast Z, watching video W. I do them usually in my free time when I'm done with urgent work and I ...
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How does GTD handle due dates?

How does the Getting Things Done (GTD) system handle the concept of task due dates? As I understand it, tasks that must be done on a certain day go on the calendar, but what about tasks that have to ...