What’s Really Wasting Our Time?

Have you ever been in a situation where someone around you is so upset that their time is being wasted that they blurt out “Come on! Come on! Let’s go!” If you’re a gamer, this might happen within a raid or pick up group experience. If you’re out shopping, it might be someone behind you in a checkout line. If you’re at work, it might be someone in a boardroom with you who doesn’t want to be at the meeting.

The hilarious thing I find in most of these situations is that our lives are often too fast paced as it is already. Actually they’re going so fast sometimes that it becomes an auto-pilot blur to the point that we no longer are aware of what’s going on around us. But you might say, at least we’re still going, still flowing.

Ya, we are. But the important question we need to ask ourselves is this. Are we going and flowing in the right direction? The only way you can seriously ever know this for sure is if you turn off your auto-pilot, get off the track, and take a pit stop. Even then you need to walk away from the distraction of the track, think seriously where you’ve been and where you’re going.

Then and only then will you truly know if everything you’ve furiously been doing for the past while is actually leading you somewhere you want to go or actually taking you farther away. If it’s been taking you farther away, well then it looks like all of that furious fast-paced time saving has actually wasted quite a bit of your time.