Neuroscientist Robert Cooper used this phrase when we were with him last week. “People are really good at hyper effectively going nowhere.”
I never knew what to call it, but I sure did notice it once he said it. The people that run around with a frenzy type of energy, doing so many things at once, but really not doing anything at all. The end of the day comes and they are wiped. They are ready to throw in the towel because they’ve been on the go, moving and rushing and using up a ton of energy – and the result? Same deal as yesterday. Pretty much just made it through the day,with the same chaotic brain banter, but nothing at all was really accomplished. There is nothing to measure.
I’ve had those days. Man, are they a disappointment. Unless the intention of the day is to sit around by the pool and do nothing, I would like a measurable result of productivity per day, please. And even those days where ‘nothing’ is the intention, at least the intention was met and rest and rejuvenation were accomplished!
Time is of great value to me. Running on the hamster wheel is of no interest.
I’ve learned that doing less allows me to accomplish so much more. Chew that one for awhile!
What is it that causes people to repeat the same habits over and over again, going nowhere and experiencing no growth? It really is just dying. If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
What are you doing everyday that’s taking your energy away and getting you nowhere?