I was in completely unfamiliar territory, far from my starting point, headed in the wrong direction, and couldn’t see more than 5 feet in front of me. And I was alone.
It may feel more expedient to pop a pill and push through your pain, but listening to your pain is crucial for your long-term productivity.
Sometimes it’s ok to let things be as they are.
In theory, the present is independent of the past and the future. But that’s not always how it works in practice.
How much you can produce in an hour may be a useful metric in a factory, but it’s not relevant to the most essential work of our time.
On this day, it’s worth asking: what is work? Are we measuring the right thing? Is the nature of work even something we can measure?
In the waning days of summer the tendency is to hold on and grip to the season. Through the gift of presence we can hold these final days without holding on.