Those who rush about to save time are bound to waste the time they save.
Think of the man in traffic, sprinting ahead, causing himself angst, and others stress, only to save a minute here or a minute there. He is so unfocused. He is not at peace. He is not present.
While saving time may be desirable on its surface, . . .
The modern workplace can be an existential minefield.
Urgent trumps important.
Productivity trumps true value.
Multi-tasking trumps single-minded focus.
Interruption trumps silence.
Notifications trump airplane mode.
Meetings trump flow.
Their agenda trumps your agenda.
Before you know it, your days are sliced up into a million pieces.
It . . .
I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living, as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being.
~Maria Popova, in a reflection on . . .