Make it Up and Make it Happen; an article excerpt by David Allen

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by GTD Times Staff

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gtdconnect.jpgMake It Up and Make It Happen
By David Allen

There are only two problems in life. Isn’t that nice to know? You only have two things you ever need to be concerned about. Not only are there only two problems – they are really quite simple. Ready?

Problem #1: You know what you want, and you don’t know how to get it.

Problem #2: You don’t know what you want.

Anything you can define as a problem can be reduced to one or both of those statements.

Now, since there are only two problems, it follows that there are only two solutions that you will ever need….

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One Response to “Make it Up and Make it Happen; an article excerpt by David Allen”

  1. Todd V says:

    Matthew Cornell wrote about this in a blog awhile ago, and it connects very well – showing how the ‘What’s the successful outcome?’ and ‘What’s the next action?’ questions correspond to figuring out both what you want and how to get what you want.

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