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A christmas task tracking story: GTG and Zettelkasten

John had always struggled with organization and productivity. He had a hard time keeping track of his tasks and priorities, and often found himself feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. That all changed when he discovered the concepts of zettelkasten and GTD.

Zettelkasten, which means "slip box" in German, is a system of note-taking and organization developed by philosopher and sociologist Niklas Luhmann. It involves creating a network of interconnected notes on a variety of topics, which can then be used to generate ideas and connect seemingly unrelated concepts.

GTD, or Getting Things Done, is a productivity system developed by David Allen that helps you organize your tasks and priorities so that you can focus on what needs to be done. It involves creating lists of tasks and breaking them down into actionable steps, as well as setting priorities and deadlines.

John was intrigued by the idea of using zettelkasten to generate ideas and connect seemingly unrelated concepts, and he decided to give it a try. He started by creating a series of notes on topics that interested him, and then began linking them together in a web-like structure. As he worked on his zettelkasten, he began to see connections between his notes that he had never noticed before, and he started to get more creative and come up with new ideas.

At the same time, John also started using GTD to get a handle on his tasks and priorities. He created a list of tasks and broke them down into actionable steps, and then set priorities and deadlines for each one. He found that this helped him focus on what needed to be done and stay on track, and he began to feel more organized and in control of his life.

As John continued to use zettelkasten and GTD together, he found that they were a powerful combination that helped him improve his productivity and achieve his goals. He was able to generate new ideas and connect them in meaningful ways, and he was able to get more done in less time. He even started to feel more relaxed and less stressed out, and he attributed this to the sense of control and organization that zettelkasten and GTD gave him.

In the end, John was grateful for the positive impact that zettelkasten and GTD had on his life, and he recommended them to anyone looking to improve their productivity and achieve their goals.

The end