extending 'Mind Like Water'
The image I hear in GTD is 'mind like water'. What it evokes in me is a state of receptiveness -- being so in tune with your environment that you accept and adapt to whatever comes your way.
But, to get a difficult job done, seems like a better image might be 'mind like fire hose' -- this evokes a picture of sharply-focused intent and effort -- although there is still water involved, that water is moving so fast and is focused so narrowly that it is not really all that receptive.
And then, of course, if both these images are appropriate in their particular times, how can you most easily move back and forth between these two states?
My thought for the morning.