We all at one point in time have asked ourselves how best we could accomplish much in our day-to-day lives. No one is an exception, from high ranked politicians and businessmen, to lecturers and students at large. As students we are most often than not found far behind semester course works, tasks, projects and assignments. Yes, we have all been there before so there is nothing to be ashamed of.
The most important thing is realizing there is a problem that needs optimum solution and starting to find that solution. The more you carry the problem, the more it weighs you down. The fastest people on earth are the people without any load so if you want to move fast in life you have to offload the weight pulling you back.
Many of us students are wallowing in such a situation and constantly seeking an immediate exit. Well I have some good news for you. Let me have your attention for some few minutes as you read through this article and you will be glad you did.
All the struggles you face today have been faced by other people both old and young and the smartest ones amongst them have come out with a great philosophy and methodology in dealing with most of the situations we face today. It is our duty now as solution seekers to look for and apply these philosophies and methodologies unless of course we enjoy staying with our problems. Fortunately we don’t have to dig so deep into the soil to find it. They are readily available in books, audio and video files, webinars etc.
When it comes to the aforementioned problem on how best we can get things done, a great resource to reckon with is The DAVID ALLENS GTD methodology.
His track record as a great productivity coach, consultant and writer is unprecedented. His methodology has helped millions of people across the globe and ten thousands of business all over the world. It’s been in practice for over thirty years and counting. The methodology is based on five major steps
Collects all that has your attention (capture), process what it means (clarify), put it where it belongs (organize), review frequently (reflect) and the last but not the least, simply do (engage).
David Allen came to Moscow for a workshop and he granted the Moscow media a press conference. I was there to represent Read Square and I must confess the man is indeed loaded with wisdom. My granddad often told me that never miss an opportunity to speak to a wise man. After having my concerns well addressed by David Allen at the conference I can’t help but make the world know about this great man. His approach to answering question is one of its kind.
David’s first book, Getting Things Done (the Art of Stress-Free Productivity) which was published in 2001 is a must read for all university students and all 21st century workers. The book is a gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, and geta lot more accomplished with much less effort. David explains in this book how creating a clear space in your mind is essential for accomplishing a lot.
Due to the quality of information in this book, it’s been translated into more than 30 different languages so you don’t have any excuse not to read it.
David is an author of two other bestselling books; Ready for anything (52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life) and Making It All Work (Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life).
One of the David Allen’s statements is worth readingover and over again:
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
Read David’s Getting Things Done book and say good bye to all the piled up task that awaits you each day.
Photo: Press Conference in Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, DavidAllenCo