GTD Dictionary: Someday/Maybe
- At an indefinite time in the future.
- A possibility or uncertainty.
Someday/maybe covers a list of tasks that you intend to reassess in the future, but have no immediate intentions to act on them because they are currently outside the scope of your day-to-day life. They include interests like learning a new language, buying a particular book, building a new extension on your home or even taking a hiking trip across Europe… basically all those ideas and plans that you don’t have the time, information, inclination or capability to pursue today. For instance, the hiking trip would first rely on you building up some savings. You can’t fly over to Europe immediately but someday, maybe you’ll be able to do it.
Someday/maybe lists differ to other similar types of lists in that it is regularly reviewed and thought about (perhaps in a weekly review) much like any other element in a GTD system. This means you can potentially make these little seeds of an idea or intention blossom into full blown, actionable projects (or delete any that you no longer have an interest in). However, it’s worth noting that the someday/maybe list isn’t for fantasies. Many guys I know would love to be Premiership footballers but realism and practicality has to taken presidence.