“When we’re tired, we’re simply not going to perform our best work. So the question becomes —why do we allow ourselves to become exhausted or overworked?”
We live in a fortunate era. There is rarely a time in my life where I find myself under siege by others. More often, I find that I am the instigator of my own conditions—my own fortune and misfortune—my own exhaustion.
What does this mean to you?
I know each night before I lie down to sleep that there are only 24 hours in the coming day. And yet, somehow, I can still find a million ways to waste time when that day arrives—to sleep a little longer, to watch TV, or to peruse social media.
Then, as if it’s a daily epiphany, I would suddenly realize how much work I have left to accomplish that night, and I would race against the clock to throw together what could still be done. In the end, I was tired and worn to exhaustion. But the truth is, I was just as likely to do it all again tomorrow.
It doesn’t matter the task, the fact remains that I always seemed to find myself wasting, delaying, and procrastinating to an extreme against the ambition to live a more productive, purpose-driven life.
So, I ask you—
- Why is it that we struggle?
- How is it that we find it so easy to delay work even when it is to our detriment?
- Do you manage your day or are you allowing the activities of the day to decide how your time is spent?