I have a stack of stuff to do on my desk… but no matter how much stuff I do, it seems as though the stack remains at the same height.
And I swear, I do a lot.
I mean it’s just a wee bit before X-mas and New Year’s and I am still cranking at full speed, as if it were mid-May or something.
Question: If I stop actually doing work, does the stack of work for me to do stop growing? I mean it’s clear that doing work doesn’t reduce the stack so maybe not doing work will not increase the stack.
It’s Alice in Wonderland logic, for sure… but perhaps we’ve all got it wrong. I mean slackers never really have much to do and highly productive people (who do a lot) always seem to have a lot to do.
There’s gotta be a law here, somewhere, Murphy style.Here’s my first stab at it – I call it Sitomer’s Preposterous Law of Work. (Why not, right?)
To not do work will result in there being less work for you to do, but to do a lot of work will result in there being a lot more work for you to do.
In other words, “Work or Work not, that is the question.”