25 Inspirational Quotes from David Allen

25 Inspirational Quotes from David Allen

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David Allen is recognised as a professional and a leading expert on organisational productivity. His research and mentoring to senior managers and executive directors of some of the world’s largest corporate companies and institution has given him exposure  and he has been recognised as one the leading coaches in the united states. He is very inspirational and is a motivational speaker.

Below are Inspirational quotes from David Allen:

1.“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

2.“Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time. They get stuck because the doing of them has not been defined.” David Allen

3.“The value of goals is not in the future they describe, but the change in perception of reality they foster.” David Allen

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


5.“Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.” David Allen

6.“One missed e-mail, untracked commitment, or decision avoided can have hugely magnified consequences.” David Allen

7.“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

8.“Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it’s not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly.” David Allen

9.“It seems that there’s a part of our psyche that doesn’t know the difference between an agreement about cleaning the garage and an agreement about buying a company.” David Allen


10.“If you had just two more hours what would you fill it with? Probably more stickiness like email.” David Allen

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

12.“How much does it take to have a good idea? Zero. You don’t need time. You need room in your head.” David Allen

13.“Everything you’ve told yourself you ought to do, your mind thinks you should do right now. Frankly, as soon add you have two things to do stored in your RAM, you’ve generated personal failure, because you can’t do two things at the same time. This produces an all-pervasive stress factor whose source can’t be pin-pointed.” David Allen

14.“Everyone of you today are not getting a lot of things done because you are sitting right here.” David Allen


15.“Getting things done is not about getting things done.” David Allen

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

17.“How much does it take to have a good idea? Zero. You don’t need time. You need room in your head.” David Allen

18.“Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgement. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen.” David Allen

19.“At at any point in time, knowing what has to get done, and when, creates a terrain for maneuvering.” David Allen


20.“Almost every project could be done better, and an infinite quantity of information is now available that could make that happen.” David Allen

21.“A complete and accurately defined list of projects, kept current and reviewed on at least a weekly basis.” David Allen

22.“You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what it is.” David Allen

23.“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

24.“Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.” David Allen


25.“When you are in a crisis there is a kind-of peace that shows up there.” David Allen

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