A review of Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden.
I would even tell people, “I am just so busy right now.” Over and over people would ask me how I was doing and I would reply with the same melodramatic sigh that communicated just how overwhelmed I was.
It was almost as if I was allowing myself to perpetuate this story that I was so busy because it gave me some false sense of importance about myself. Sad.
Then suddenly out of the blue, one day it occurred to me that the most successful people I knew never complained or even spoke about how busy they were. More than that, they never even seemed to let on to anyone about everything they had going on in their lives.
Quit telling everyone how busy you are. Resist the indulgence of saying “I am too busy.”
Your problem is not that you are too busy; your problem is that you don’t own your situation.
You get stressed and frustrated with distractions, fine—we all do. But your life is your responsibility. Any commitments you have were either made or allowed by you.
You are not a victim. You are in charge. You are capable. You are powerful enough to decide what you will and won’t do with your time.
Do you feel like you’re busier than ever—yet never caught up? You’re not alone. Many of us are tired, frustrated, and stressed from being overworked at the office and at home, with no concrete plan for getting it all under control without compromising our well-being.
In Procrastinate on Purpose, self-discipline strategist Rory Vaden presents a different approach for how to identify and focus on what’s important. Instead of one more calendar, checklist, or gadget, he points out what we really need is an understanding of the emotional reasons we fail to maximize our time—and he then reveals the five “permissions” we can grant ourselves in order to get better results while creating more margin in our daily lives.
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