Today I read a book. (Yeah, you heard me.)
It gave me lots of food for thought about how I spend my time. Am I doing the things I find rewarding? Or most of the time, am I just putting out fires? Or maybe I’m a person who likes putting out fires. (Nah.)
Those who know me will testify I like a full plate. (In more ways than one, HAHA) Yesterday I prepped my mother’s garden shed for paint. Today it rained. But I still wanted to be productive. Sadly, the fall-cleaning procrastination phase is not yet complete. So, after working for my employer this morning, I decided to start that book.
For me, keeping a lot on the plate is doable. But this book is helpful: he discusses accentuating our strong suits, and reducing time spent on things that bring us down. Dude. I already knew I didn’t want to vacuum behind the couch. No, I’m joking. If the truth be known, I will benefit from his ideas. Frankly, I can’t help but think it’s a thing from God. My objectives have gotten a bit jumbled lately.
For the record, I’m being purposefully vague: my friend is sharing these concepts at an event soon, and I don’t want to steal her thunder. But you at least deserve one quote. Here goes: “Some intentions are trustworthy and should be closely attended to and acted on. Some are untrustworthy and should be ignored. Wisdom lies in knowing the difference.” I like that one. Oh, OK, twist my arm. I’ll give another: “You can never solve a problem on its own terms.” That one’s deep.
All in all, it is a good read, and I’ll tell you about it in a few weeks. It may even change the way I plan this next phase of my life.
This was classic, wasn’t it? Getting little else done because I was reading a book on time management. Hehe.