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GTD®: 3-Dimensional Self Management by David Allen

There are vertical and horizontal aspects of productivity for 3-dimensional self-management. This template helps you plot your work on a matrix bound by control and perspective.
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Self management can be interpreted as how well our actions match our priorities, or simply how good our choices are about what we’re doing.

Can you have one without the other—control without perspective, or vision without control? Ultimately, no. If you’re out of control, it’s almost impossible to maintain appropriate perspective. And if you can’t see things from the right altitude, you’ll lose control at some point. But relatively speaking, yes—there can be an imbalance. - David Allen

There are horizontal and vertical aspects of productivity:
Horizontal - Quiet distractions and maintain control over all inventory of things to do across a spectrum
Vertical - View what you're doing from the appropriate horizon and shift perspective as needed
This template shows you how you cannot have control without perspective; vision without control. Here is a matrix showing the 4 quadrants of control and perspective:
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Control
Perspective
Low
High
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Low
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The Victim
Driven by the latest and loudest and simply reacting.
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The Crazy Maker
Great ideas but unrealistically committing time and resources.
High
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The Micro Manager
Obsessed with control and neglecting the bigger picture.
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Master and Commander
Quickstart
1️⃣ Add tasks to your list

2️⃣ Click the dropdowns for Control and Perspective and see your tasks in a quadrant view





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