Meet the Gopher

How often do you have the feeling that you have spent your whole day being busy, but at the end of the day, you seem to have achieved very little? You should have a great sense of satisfaction from having done loads, but instead you have the empty feeling that little or none of it has been worthwhile.

Worse still, you also realise there are other things that you haven’t achieved… and these are the ones you wish you’d had time to do. If you hadn’t been so busy, then maybe you could have done something more useful instead.

You have become a victim of the Gopher.

The Gopher will see an opportunity or think of something that needs to be done, and it will always ‘go for it’.

Where does the Gopher come from?

The Gopher is ...

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