When was the last time you asked a colleague how their work week is going? And when was the last time you heard an answer loaded with anything other than anxiety or stress? “I’m flat out” or “keeping my head above water” have become the default as if to avoid the ‘lazy’ label. We’ve become fearful of appearing to juggle anything other than ten projects at a time in an attempt to explain our work schedule. Unfortunately, busy doesn’t equate to productive.
Doing less is not being lazy. Don’t give in to a culture that values personal sacrifice over personal productivity.
– Tim Ferriss, FourHourWorkWeek.