Are Getting Organized and Fun Incompatible?

DA-SmallSometimes when we think about the effort it will take to get organized a negative reaction will arise.  Is it really worth all the time and energy necessary to put things in their right spot?  How about the constant practice of getting things out of your head – sounds like a pain!  Can’t we just relax and have fun?

A version of this question was recently asked to David Allen of GTD fame.  His answer may surprise you.

“When people discover the level of personal organization I work within, they often ask, “Wow, does this guy ever have any fun?! He’s so organized!” My response is usually, “Who’s not having fun?” Frankly, I organize for freedom, not for hard work.”

Read the rest of his response on the Getting Things Done blog.

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