YOU CAN ONLY FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE NOT DOING, WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE NOT DOING
Chapter 2 of Ready for Anything is all about getting the things floating around in your brain out of there and documented somewhere. It is so hard to make daily “to do” lists because they are fairly short sighted, and they are darn near impossible to complete. Inevitably something happens that forces you to re-write 1/2 of the items again in tomorrow’s list. David Allen suggests trying this. Grab a sheet of paper and a pen and take 5 minutes to “dump” everything out of your head onto the paper. Do not stop to organize it – just write. Think of every aspect of your life and all those little things that you keep meaning to do. Once you are done, go back through and create a plan of attack. The best part of this exercise is that now your brain does not have to use energy remembering these little things, allowing you to use more of your creative energy and ability. This is a simple exercise with a powerful outcome. Give it a try for yourself, and tell me about your results by placing a comment.