Change Happens Best If You Track It
Writing down action steps. I have a 2x2 graphic in the front of my 2013 Moleskines (I use three journalist's Moleskines annually) and that graphic mirrors an expanded version in my Evernote 999 folder that I keep as a Live Tile on my Windows phone. I watch the item count increment every time I glance at my Nokia Lumia phone.
Savoring little victories. I record little victories as they happen, often moving them into my Evernote Done Folder. It doesn't take a lot of thinking and I feel better than after having a sugar high. I also rewind Evernote and look back at holiday adventures from the time we could afford sun-split beach time and I toggle into audio clips that I've saved of Mia's World and of music I've saved inside my Evernote Audio folder.
Clipping and Reviewing. Evernote's Web Clipper and Clearly snaps things directly from my newsfeeds and from my browsing. I use my low-energy periods of the day to review and organise my clippings, including the Clippings.txt file on my Kindle. I also skim through my ClipDiary for other nuggets of State Secrets.
Leveraging Found Items. I have found some gems in the corners of my attic and in the Man Cave that is supposed to be my study. They sit in my Evernote Found folder until I move them into a folder where they can help me get things done with projects that should help our household turn a corner into profitability.
Reinforcing Deadlines with Note Links. I get things done by reviewing them, setting appointments with myself to move actions forward and by actually accomplishing smaller tasks one after another. I'm setting some calendar reminders for yourself by using Note Links to associate specific tasks with dates. I know from unsuccessful times past that I have to reserve meeting times for myself to actually create these Note Links on my desktop so they're viewable on my mobile screens.
Bernie Goldbach needs better results from GTD so he has joined the Evernote public notebook to receive regular tips and guides.