Friday, July 9, 2010

Here's the scam—multi-tasking

Multi-tasking is not always time effective. It tends to diffuse my focus. Beneath the illusion of control and efficiency is my resistance to be fully present to the details of life. Perhaps it's a lack of appreciation for work in progress that breeds distraction and teases my mind with "more important" things to get to. It's easier to quantify the value of a final product. Can I value a work in progress? Can you think about what you really want out of life? (It should make you smile.) Now think about what it would take to get there. (Exhausting!) Yet if you can't be fully present in the preparatory stages, you won't be fully present even when you arrive. Value the means towards the end. - Rochel Holzkenner

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