David Allen Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old David Allen quotes, David Allen sayings, and David Allen proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started. David Allen
If you don't pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. David Allen
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. David Allen
Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax. David Allen
There's a lot of reasons why deadline-driven may actually - it's not necessarily a bad thing, it just all it does is it speeds up and makes you a little proactive about decision making. David Allen
Anything that causes you to overreact or underreact can control you, and often does. David Allen
Once a week, do a thorough review of all your projects in as much detail as you need to. If you do, your systems will work. If you don't, no system will work. David Allen
The right amount of complexity is what creates the optimal simplicity. David Allen
In Ireland we have a very old saying, When you can see the mountains it's going to rain and when you can't see the mountains it's raining. David Allen
If the only tool you have is a hammer, it's hard to eat spaghetti. David Allen
Small things done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact. David Allen
Mosquitos ruin the safari. David Allen
Mosquitoes can ruin the hunt for big game. David Allen
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. David Allen
If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. David Allen
Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started. David Allen
The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. David Allen
Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time. They get stuck because of doing of them has not been defined. David Allen
The power in karate punch comes from speed, not muscle; it comes from a focused 'pop' at the end of the whip. That's why petite people can learn to break boards with their hands: it doesn't take calluses or brute strength, just the ability to generate a focused thrust with speed. David Allen
People allow themselves to get distracted; I think ultimately, probably the biggest thing that gets in the way of people doing it at any point in time is a distraction. David Allen