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Differentiate between identifying tasks and scheduling them.
In our society, we’re pressured to be productive, to produce something to show for our work (even in play). All the “be effective” advice is about setting goals. But no one talks much about what to do when we achieve our goals. Everyone seems intent on immediately moving on to the next thing. At the beginning of 2020, I realized I needed to reframe the argument between those who advise
The difference between idleness and readiness.
“Either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” — Ben Franklin
Curiosity, discovery, and examination are all part of the same arc of wonder and joy. Further examination frequently leads to additional discoveries. To turn away from examination and reflection and analysis is to turn our backs on the wonders of our physical world and our amazing ability to perceive it. To attend, to pay attention, is to be awestruck.