Do you know how many projects lie unfinished in your world? As we move through life there is a natural force in us that creates new things as they spark our interest. Unfortunately, I have found this creation often results in lots of projects that quickly lose focus and instead become a source of stress. It seems that the catch to managing all the stuff we create is finding a way to bring closure to them.
In his latest blog post, David Allen delves into the entwined powers of completing and creating and how their dance affects our lives.
“Seems that we’re here on the planet to learn about and do two things—complete and create. We are responsible for what we have put into motion on all levels, and we must manage the process of what we are putting into motion every moment. …
“Though both aspects are primary, I think a lot of people could use a good bit more emphasis on the complete part. Our cultural personality seems bent on limitless expansion and not necessarily cleaning up after itself.”
Read the rest of the post at the Getting Things Done web site.