If all you get from the GTD methodology is to retire your mind from the job of being your list manager, you’d be light years ahead of most people on the planet. It’s one of the easiest principles to implement, and probably one of the most common to disregard in terms of how powerful it can be. Do yourself a favor—get smarter than your mind. It would love to let go of this stuff; it’s simply afraid you don’t have a better servant.
All the best,
DAVID’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT
GET SMARTER THAN YOUR MIND
Your mind doesn’t have one. A mind, that is. If your mind were smart, it would only remind you of something when you could do something about it.
Your mind is an incredible servant but a terrible master. Most people I meet, though, are still letting their mind run the show. You have to get smarter than your mind if you want to reach stress-free productivity.
Rule your mind, or it will rule you.—Horace
This excerpt is from a recent issue of David’s “Productive Living” newsletter. It’s free and sent about every 4 weeks. You’ll find essays from David Allen, thought-provoking quotes, and productivity tips you can use every day.