Progression = Slowing Down
I know it sounds counter-intuitive. It’s 100% true. How do I know? Well, there’s always a story.
Busy, a word I do not use but will allow for this weekly blog. When executives communicate to me on how busy they have been all day, my first question is usually, “what have you been doing all day that’s been non-productive?”
Busy is a mind that is not focused and certainly lacks clarity. Multitasking and doing several things at the same time is not heading to the 100% column.
What comes on a busy platter? Emotions of discouragement, impatience, and a daily scheduled full of frantic.
How can you live and be your best self if you are consistently busy? We plan our life and work on our plan. We allow our cognitive address to be NOW. Not 5 minutes ago and not a week ahead. Being realistic and structured with your daily schedule will enable you to schedule your time, energy, and resources wisely between numerous tasks or responsibilities. It also guarantees you to be efficient and effective when doing so.
Question: Would you rather be purposeful or frantic?
I know what it feels like to get to the end of your workday and feel exhausted, I have been there. When we allow people and technology to distract us, it’s easy to ‘get out of’ what we have scheduled to do.
Feelings of remorse, guilt, fatigue, and frustration set in. That’s when you dust yourself off and get back up and shift your mindset that tomorrow is a new day, and it will be structured. Ensure you schedule proper breaks and boundaries in place to set yourself up for success.
I’ve also seen people gamble with joy and self-worth in this game of progression, and I can tell you firsthand it’s not worth it. Stature does not equal success. I’ve witnessed failed marriages, estranged relationships, illness, trauma, and death.
As you review your day today and plan for tomorrow or perhaps a glance at your week, put away the superhero cape. Allow yourself to BE. We can only do what we can each day as interruptions are inevitable; however, it’s HOW you choose to handle and react that will make the difference to your progressive life.