I am not quite sure I realize the pace at which I work until I try to slow down.
What’s that scientific principle? “An object in motion tends to stay in motion and an object at rest tends to stay at rest.”
Mo-ment-um. When it’s going with you, is there anything better? But when it stutters, and when you slow down, it’s just like walking uphill in the mud to try and get it going again.
This is my perpetual fear about trying to, as Covey says, sharpen the saw. On one hand I know I need some R-n-R time. On the other hand, I am afraid that if I take a break and slow it down too much for too long, I won’t pick it all back up again.
I know, I know, sounds like the tell-tale signs of a workaholic, right? If I was counseling someone else, I’d tell them not to be afraid of rest and rejuvenation. But do we ever really take the advice we sagely try to offer to others?
I know I try to… but don’t. It’s just yet another was in which I am a hypocrite trying to live honestly. The golden rule says DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.
What gemstone is the rule ADVISE UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD ADVISE UNTO YOURSELF EVEN IF YOU KNOW YOURSELF SO WELL THAT YOU WOULDN’T FOLLOW YOUR OWN ADVISE ANYWAY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT’S SMART AND MAKES GOOD SENSE?
If I have the faith to let go for a little bit, will it all slip away?
Can we ever really break away from our work in order to come fully back?