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