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Mind Like Water

David Allen talks a lot about having a “mind like water”, meaning that we respond appropriately to new things that come our way. Just like a pond will provide a small splash when you toss in a small rock, and a big splash from a big rock, we should scale our responses appropriately.


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Sometimes a big reaction is required, but the appropriate reaction is always the one to aim for.

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