As we pursue greater efficiency in our work lives, some paradoxes may appear that seem to define common sense. For many years I taught and practiced yoga, which emphasized the need for relaxation or effort as a tool to go deeper. In a recent blog post, David Allen highlights the art of speeding up by slowing down.
“One of the greatest lessons I have learned and continually must practice is that in order to really be in control, I must surrender. In the martial arts things must be held lightly. Grabbing too tight, whether it’s my muscles, my ego, my trowel, or my lists of projects and actions, can be dangerous and ultimately ineffective. I must at a moment’s notice be ready to let go, walk away from it all, and do nothing. Nothing at all.”
Read the full blog entry at: http://gettingthingsdone.com/2017/06/speeding-up-by-slowing-down