Am I just nuts, or do you have this problem too?
You know — doing more, and seemingly achieving less?
Stephen R. Covey could come and sit on my shoulder and be my conscience, and I swear it wouldn't be any better.
a) Terrible at scheduling
b) Twittering too much
c) Disenfranchised by the power of e-mail
d) Unable to say "no"
e) Too giving/caring
g) Way too comfortable being busy
Honestly, I think that last one is it. If I stop being busy…what would happen?
What am I afraid of?
See, if I'm busy, then I can't be committing the penultimate American sin: wasting time. Even the APPEARANCE of being busy implies accomplishment and achievement.
Hermithood is starting to sound real good…or would I go stark-raving mad? No, I think I might actually be able to see more clearly.
Here's the thing, too: we're all a little scared that this is certainly NOT the time to slack-off. I mean, we're in hot water here in the richest country in the world…better work even HARDER to make sure you don't go under.
What ARE we afraid of?
Ah…so that's it: CHANGE…. yeah…change!
Well, nothing's gonna really change until dissatisfaction with status-quo overcomes the fear of change.
I'm off to my daughter's College Showcase Soccer tournament in Temecula, CA for the next 3 days. I'll tote my laptop, and my portable recording set-up, and God-knows-what-else in the SUV. I'll panic at the thought of only checking my e-mail maybe just twice/day during the that time. (Horrors!)
If I'm smart, I'll drop the crap behind long enough to see things a little more clearly, and if I'm lucky, maybe I'll get the chance to enjoy a fine cigar and good conversation with some of the other soccer dads.
Thanks in advance for listening to my rants and ruminations.
(my 600th post)