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David Allen


There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the way out is through.

David Allen


I think positive stress is actually a good thing. It's sort of the stretch goal "Wow, let me see how much faster I can run" or "Let me see how many more ideas I can generate in five minutes."

David Allen


Use your mind to think about things, rather than think of them. You want to be adding value as you think about projects and people, not simply reminding yourself they exist.

David Allen


Distracting reactions about anything undermine a clear mind about anything else.

David Allen


It was helpful to be able to call a lawyer...it turns out, that not only did they help me, but they really helped the whole community...

David Allen


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.

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If you don't pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

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Whereas purpose provides the juice and the direction, principles define the parameters of action and the criteria for excellence of behavior.

David Allen


You can do anything, but you can't do everything

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Mosquitos ruin the safari.

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A complete and accurately defined list of projects, kept current and reviewed on at least a weekly basis, is a master key to stress-free productivity.

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Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.

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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.

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Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax

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It is a tricky business to know when you should set goals and objectives in order to achieve a focus, and when you would be better off dealing with the acceptance and management of your current reality so you can later step into new directions and responsibilities with greater stability and clarity. Only you will know the answer to that, and only in the moment.

David Allen