David Allen Quotes

Who is 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".

Born December 28, 1945

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Best 12 Quotes by David Allen

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

“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.”

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

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

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

Getting Things Done Quotes

“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.”

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.”

Getting Things Done

“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.”

Getting Things Done

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

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'.”

Getting Things Done

Ready for Anything Quotes

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

Ready for Anything

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

Ready for Anything

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