Chapter 27
Relax, Already: Getting Things Done in Perspective
In This Chapter
• Full bore no more
• True productivity is measured by results
• Lingering at crucial moments
• Pacing yourself
When I speak to groups or consult with individuals, I am amazed at some of the time pressure stories they tell me. The number of items competing for their time and attention and the schedules they’re trying to balance and juggle would leave me in a tizzy. When I ask them how things got to be so hectic, many respond in a way that mystifies me. Their response is similar to the situation where you walk into a room and see a child and a broken toy. You ask the child what happened to the toy. He simply shrugs and says, “It broke.”
Adults who are continually racing ...

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