Wake Up Call
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates
“Busy” is the response you’ll get from most people when you ask “how are you?” Or the benign “fine.” And do we really want to know since we’re feeling the same? We juggle a lot (too much) – overcommitted, bouncing frantically from one “important” thing to the next on autopilot. All stressed up and several places to go, but going nowhere. Quantity not quality. Urgent trumps important. Surface vs. depth. Our success defined by the number of items checked off a ridiculously long and bottomless “to-do” list and how many activities we can jam into the day.
Chaos can serve as a wake up call. Slow down, detach and quiet the noise to hear yourself and others. We have choices of where we invest our time, talent and attention. Choose carefully and invest wisely. Never let circumstances or people defeat your spirit, dim your light. Wake up and stop hitting the snooze button. These days won’t come again. So turn off cruise control and start driving the car.