Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Unoriginal Genius: David Allen on "There Are Only Two Problems in Life"

David Allen's Productive Living Newsletter is one that I have kept (& even read) through every email purge cycle. The Productive Living & Getting Things Done resources are phenomenal. Today's newsletter contains his article : "There Are Only Two Problems In Life". Here's the intro:
Years ago, a friend added to my understanding of the fundamental duality of our universe by sharing this observation: "There are only two problems in life: you know what you want and you don't know how to get it; or you don't know what you want." This proposes only two solutions: (1) focus, then (2) organize and allocate your resources. Intend and execute. Create and complete. Make it up, and make it happen.
The end of the first quarter of the year is nearly here, with Spring just around the corner. What a great time to think about which of these two problems might be in your way. Read the article. Use March to choose a focus. What's your intention?  Or, I love that last phrase- make it up.  Then get ready to figure out how to make it happen!