This is an old list I found in my file drawer. I wrote it some time ago after reading Getting Things Done by David Allen. It’s a pretty good list, so I decided to post it.
- Everything needs an assigned place.
- Don’t stop…If you catch yourself sitting, take action that increases your impeccability, even if it is a small one.
- Do things all the way… avoid “staging,” which creates new piles of incompletions, or simply relocates old ones.
- Don’t step over the garbage.
- Plan you work, work your plan, document your results.
- Slow and steady wins the race… if you will down and do things with impeccability, rework and delays will be reduced.
- Let the desire to give up become a trigger to take action, even on a small, insignificant change. Action is the cure for lethargy, depression, and distraction.
- If you take care of the small things, the big things will handle themselves. How many big issues would you have avoided if some small detail had been handled beforehand?
- Impeccability lives in the heart of your thoughts. If it is in the forefront of your mind, you will act impeccably, or experience discomfort when you don’t.
- It may seem daunting, but one detail at a time you can bring your life into tight focus.
- Routine is your fiend, if it’s the right routine.
- Let impeccability become a habit. Your mind craves impeccability, organization, and completion. Feed it.