Emails, phone calls, text messages, workshops, seminars, board meetings, television, social media, sports…if not used with discipline keeps us busy from doing important, human work.
We need to spend less time doing busy work and more time doing hard work, the kind of work that brings joy and meaning to our lives.
If this is the umpteenth time you’ve checked your email today, find something more productive to do. Resist calling your colleague from down the hall. No need to hide in your cubicle, walk over there and ask for some help.
If all we take in is garbage, why are we surprised when the best we can do is average, mediocre work?
Don’t waste another chance to delight someone or do something interesting.