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David Allen Quote: “Mosquitos ruin the safari.”
David Allen Quote: “Want freedom? Get organized. Want to get organized? Get creative.”
David Allen Quote: “Procastination is not about not doing is about not doing and feeling crappy.”
David Allen Quote: “There’s a lot of reasons why deadline-driven may actually – it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it just all it does is it speeds up and makes you a little proactive about decision making.”
David Allen Quote: “Stress such as you experience in exercise is what creates builds focus, strength, and the capability for expanded expression; and the same is true for any kind of performance.”
David Allen Quote: “Review your list as often as you need to get them off your mind.”
David Allen Quote: “Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Horace.”
David Allen Quote: “Without a gut-level sense that you are ultimately in control of what’s happening to you, you won’t even consider the option that you could manage it better.”
David Allen Quote: “My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard.”
David Allen Quote: “Every decision to act is an intuitive one. The challenge is to migrate from hoping it’s the right choice to trusting it’s the right choice.”
David Allen Quote: “Decision-making when things show up instead of when they blow up is actually a habit that can be developed and enhanced. The trick is to get used the clean feeling of having decided, instead of sitting on a fence.”
David Allen Quote: “You won’t see how to do it until you see yourself doing it.”
David Allen Quote: “Focusing on values does not simplify your life. It gives meaning and direction-and a lot more complexity.”
David Allen Quote: “Virtually every problem that would show up in your business can be traced back to communications; somebody didn’t talk to somebody about something.”
David Allen Quote: “Isn’t it interesting that people feel best about themselves right before they go on vacation? They’ve cleared up all of their to-do piles, closed up transactions, renewed old promises with themselves. My most basic suggestion is that people should do that more than just once a year.”
David Allen Quote: “If we didn’t have any stress, we’d never grow and you’d probably wouldn’t test your mettle and you’d probably wouldn’t come up with a lot of creative stuff that people come up with by being somewhat on the edge.”
David Allen Quote: “Most of the stress people experience comes from inappropriately managed commitments they make or accept.”
David Allen Quote: “Distracting reactions about anything undermine a clear mind about anything else.”
David Allen Quote: “It’s easier to change directions if you are in motion.”
David Allen Quote: “The real issue is how to make appropriate choices about what to do at any point in time. The real issue is how we manage actions.”
David Allen Quote: “A lot of people have nothing very well organized, and a lot of people have nothing, very well organized.”
David Allen Quote: “There are no problems, only projects.”
David Allen Quote: “A Keyring? Achievements? These are not WoW-specific things. They are common sense. They exist in the real world.”
David Allen Quote: “Focusing on your values may provide you with meaning, but it won’t simplify things.”
David Allen Quote: “Don’t just do something. Stand there. – Rochelle Myer.”
David Allen Quote: “As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Used.”
David Allen Quote: “Thought is useful when it motivates action and a hindrance when it substitutes for action. – Bill Raeder.”
David Allen Quote: “Reacting is automatic, but thinking is not.”
David Allen Quote: “You must use your mind to get things off your mind.”
David Allen Quote: “Too much information creates the same result as too little: you don’t have what you need, when and in the way you need it.”
David Allen Quote: “Healthy skepticism is often the best way to glean the value of what’s being presented – challenge it; prove it wrong, if you can. That creates engagement, which is the key to understanding.”
David Allen Quote: “There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the real labor of thinking. – THOMAS EDISON.”
David Allen Quote: “The beginning is half of every action.”
David Allen Quote: “You are the captain of your own ship; the more you act from that perspective, the better things will go for you.”
David Allen Quote: “The cognitive scientists have now proven the reality of “decision fatigue” – that every decision you make, little or big, diminishes a limited amount of your brain power.”
David Allen Quote: “It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do. – Elbert Hubbard.”
David Allen Quote: “Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. – Dee Hock.”
David Allen Quote: “THE PURPOSE OF this whole method of workflow management is not to let your brain become lax, but rather to enable it to move toward more elegant and productive activity. In order to earn that freedom, however, your brain must engage on some consistent basis with all your commitments and activities. You must be assured that you’re doing what you need to be doing, and that it’s OK to be not doing what you’re not doing.”
David Allen Quote: “Nothing is really new in this high-tech, globally wired world, except how frequently it is. When.”
David Allen Quote: “Getting things done, and feeling good about it, means being willing to recognize, acknowledge, and appropriately manage all the things that have your consciousness engaged. Mastering the art of stress-free productivity requires it.”
David Allen Quote: “The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of our great men. – Capt. J. A. Hatfield.”
David Allen Quote: “Get a purge for your brain. It will do better than for your stomach. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.”
David Allen Quote: “We fought so hard against the small things that we became small ourselves. – EUGENE O’NEILL.”
David Allen Quote: “There are no interruptions, really – there are simply mismanaged occurrences.”
David Allen Quote: “A task left undone remains undone in two places – at the actual location of the task, and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience. – Brahma Kumaris.”
David Allen Quote: “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. – Jonathan Kozol.”
David Allen Quote: “Suffice it to say that something automatic and extraordinary happens in your mind when you create and focus on a clear picture of what you want.”
David Allen Quote: “You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it “done.” The list of projects is the compilation of finish lines we put before us, to keep our next actions moving on all tracks appropriately.”
David Allen Quote: “Complaining is a sign that someone isn’t willing to risk moving on a changeable situation, or won’t consider the immutable circumstance in his or her plans.”
David Allen Quote: “Interestingly, one of the biggest problems with most people’s personal management systems is that they blend a few actionable things with a large amount of data and material that has value but no action attached.”
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