Join David Allen for an in-depth discussion in this video What are the greatest benefits of Getting Things Done?, part of Getting Things Done.
- [Male] You know, in my experience, the most important benefit this is is space and room. Room to think. Room to be creative. Room to actually have time to focus on my kids playing their soccer game as opposed to trying to handle everything while that's going on. So it's really having the ability to have room and to be present with what you're doing. In a way, that's really the essence of what getting things done is about. It's not about getting things done. It's about being appropriately engaged with your life and your work.
So that whatever you're focused on is undistracted. If I think I need cat food, if that pops into your head twice, you're not appropriately engaged with your cat. You know. (laughs) It should pop in once, you know. But are you appropriately engaged with your pets. Are you appropriately engaged in your relationship? Are you appropriately engaged in your job? Are you appropriately engaged in your health? That's really what this is about. And once you get appropriately engaged, then life's on cruise control. And cruise control, you don't want to have to think.
You don't wanna... Don't let life get in your way, by the way.
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