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    I sure wander about at lot of the time and just don't do my n/a s or follow my calendar. A famous author, maybe Philip Roth, said "The path to hell is paved with unfinished projects". Well, I have a yellow brick road going in that direction.

    I just had the thought that if I really trusted my system and knew that I would have the time and opportunity to do the very things I do instead of the things on my lists, then maybe I would not wander so much.

    Any thoughts for people that like to stop and smell the flowers and then wander off course?

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    Originally posted by Jamie Elis View Post
    I sure wander about at lot of the time and just don't do my n/a s or follow my calendar. A famous author, maybe Philip Roth, said "The path to hell is paved with unfinished projects". Well, I have a yellow brick road going in that direction.

    I just had the thought that if I really trusted my system and knew that I would have the time and opportunity to do the very things I do instead of the things on my lists, then maybe I would not wander so much.

    Any thoughts for people that like to stop and smell the flowers and then wander off course?
    Hi Jamie!

    I completely empathize with you. I think the answer lays in the higher levels: finding/defining your goals in life. When you are clear and passionate about what you do, you don't fall off the wagon easily and if you do, you naturally return to it cause you just love it. It doesn't mean you shouldn't stop to smell the flowers though... may be there is a hint in that to what your higher goals in life really are...

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    • #3
      Also, schedule blocks of time to get work done. This may be just "Work on actions for one hour."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jamie Elis View Post
        ...the very things I do instead of the things on my lists...
        What's that word "instead" doing there? If the very things you do are so close to your heart, maybe they belong on your lists.

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        • #5
          Newsletter 43

          Originally posted by Jamie Elis View Post
          I sure wander about at lot of the time and just don't do my n/a s or follow my calendar. A famous author, maybe Philip Roth, said "The path to hell is paved with unfinished projects". Well, I have a yellow brick road going in that direction.

          I just had the thought that if I really trusted my system and knew that I would have the time and opportunity to do the very things I do instead of the things on my lists, then maybe I would not wander so much.

          Any thoughts for people that like to stop and smell the flowers and then wander off course?
          Exactly what the newsletter 43 addresses, in DA's own words, which used to be somewhere there on davidco.com as one of the samples of the newsletters. Now I am unable to find a link to it. Can somebody help here?

          Update: found the link. Here it is (go for #43):
          http://www.davidco.com/sample_newsletter.php

          Regards,
          Abhay
          Last edited by abhay; 11-04-2009, 09:14 PM. Reason: Found the link.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jamie Elis View Post
            I sure wander about at lot of the time and just don't do my n/a s or follow my calendar.
            That could be fine. I tend to look at it from a Psychology 101 perspective on Pavlovian responses. If I ignore my Next Actions and my Calendar and receive an emotional reward and no bad things happen, of course I'm going to be inclined to do that again.

            It's another indication to me that it's time to reconsider what Actions I've committed to and why I've done so. If there's no longer a good reason for that commitment, it might be time to renegotiate.



            Cheers,
            Roger

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