The Natural Planning Model

I found this interesting while re-reading David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done.  It’s the six steps of natural planning:

  1. Defining purpose and principles
  2. Outcome Visioning
  3. Brainstorming
  4. Organizing
  5. Identifying next actions

According to Allen, this is the way in which our brain plans virtually any task.  What I found thought-provoking here, is that we probably process one or more of these steps with such rapidity that we don’t even realize we’re doing them.