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Quote of the Day: On Procrastination

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“The thing that is closest to your soul is the thing you’re going to avoid the most. The thing that will tap into the part of you that has not yet come to the fore but wants to be expressed, but you’re so afraid of it — you will absolutely find every single thing in your life to avoid doing that.  And that… there is no trick about that. You just need to be aware of that. I think the awareness is somewhat curative and if you’re really aware that the things you’re going to avoid the most are the things that are going to scare you the most, that you might actually have to show up if that thing actually worked… That’s only going to be addressed by your wilingness to step up to the plate.”

David Allen, Getting Things Done guru, in a podcast interview with 43folders.com‘s Merlin Mann, discussing procrastination; ideas taken from the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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October 10th, 2006 at 2:42 pm

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