Why should I know David Allen?

David Allen is an American productivity consultant and author who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as "Getting Things Done".

Books by David Allen

Quotes by David Allen

“I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I want to do, but I don’t know where to begin.”

David Allen Getting Things Done

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

David Allen Getting Things Done

“Mental clarity comes from storing fewer commitments in your mind.”

David Allen

“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.”

David Allen

“The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender.”

David Allen

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”

David Allen Ready for Anything

“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 Getting Things Done

“When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.”

David Allen Ready for Anything

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

David Allen

“You can fool everyone else, but you can't fool your own mind.”

David Allen Getting Things Done

“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'.”

David Allen Getting Things Done

“Your head is for having ideas, not holding them.”

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