1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people
Hmmm... not trying to be difficult but my computer desk is sat in front of a range of language, study and organisational advice books, by a case of political history books, and with all the fiction on the shelf out on the landing. With 3000-ish books you would think I could come up with something better than this example, but if I was to avoid the 'cool' and 'intellectual' I wouldn't end up with anything much better!
So I give you...
Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
p.23 - sentence five
"And what did you do about it? Unless you wrote it down and put it in a trusted 'bucket' that you know you'll review appropriately sometime soon, more than likely you worried about it. Not the most effective behaviour: no progress was made, and the tension was increased."
Wow. That's erm, quite profound. Also not a little dull. But probably very apt as I have been trying to clear some space in the ongoing chaos that is our house with endless plimbers and builders etc visiting!
Since I've already done similar things to this I will however have to forego tagging and just shout 'WILL FIVE PEOPLE PLEASE DO THIS!!!!'
There, that feels better already.