The universe works in unexpected ways, its coincidences and wonders to perform.
Have you ever tried to figure out some way of operating, some type of system that would enable you to accomplish your goals, without driving yourself crazy with an overwhelming amount of things on your to-do list?
I recently decided to take some time to think about this; as my particular brand of suffering from S.O.S. (Shiny Object Syndrome) is to always want to take advantage of the latest learning opportunity available online.
While sneaking a peak at an old issue of Entrepreneur, I ran across an article by Steve Tobak on The 7 Rules of Personal Productivity.
Thank you, universe!
I was immediately captivated by the author’s confession that he is not a morning person either. And he definitely offers a contrarian view of productivity, as exemplified by his proclaiming: Why worry about being productive when life offers so much opportunity, so much to experience, and so much to do?
Tobak goes on to explain that he is successful because he doesn’t follow the common understanding of what productivity requires. This is particularly true for his sixth and seventh rules:
- Work when you have to, not when you don’t.
- Take care of yourself.
You can check out the rest of his rules and his contrarian point of view by clicking here. I’d love to hear your reaction to Steve Tobak’s views, as well as your own thoughts about being productive yourself. Please share them in the Comment section.
Now that’s a man that has no ambition, no creativity, and no need to accomplish much. I’m 94 years old and I would never have to work if I didn’t want to. I have people here that would wait on me hand and foot if I wanted it. But there’s so much good we can be doing.
I can’t imagine any time when I have accomplished everything I wanted to get done. I’ve written over 60 books and have five more I am working on right now. I have a list of over 40 things I want to get accomplished as soon as possible. Sure I could tear up of my list and throw away the half finished manuscript and sit in front of the TV eating potato chips and enjoying my rocky road ice cream, but what good would that bring to the rest of the world except help reduce my lifespan?
I feel sorry for him. He’s wasting his life; but then there’s those that can and those that can’t. It looks like he’s one of those that can’t. If he runs out of things to do, there is always God’s work that he can help with.
I will pray that God gives this man something worthwhile to do.
Just an old man’s view of a lazy young man. hjh
WOW! What a powerful rebuttal to the ideas offered in the article I shared in my blog post.
Many thanks for sharing an alternative view of how to live a life of meaning and purpose.