I looked at the clock the other day and wondered where the day had gone. It felt like I’d gotten nothing accomplished and yet — the hours had zipped by. I realized that when I’m not the boss of my time, it adds stress to my life, and I can’t figure out how to make time for the things that are important to me because I’m always playing catch-up.
The to-do list grows longer with each unfinished task, and before I know it I’m adding even more to it because success means multi-tasking and hustle and “look at all the things she’s doing!”
And at the end of the day? I’ve missed the point of it all. I’ve put people at the bottom of my priority list as I focused on progress, and it’s drowned out the passion I once had to create.
Does your heart feel held hostage by hustle? You want to slow down and enjoy the small moments, but you aren’t quite sure how to start. Or maybe you feel like the only way to “succeed” is to do more and be more and say “yes” more. In Emily P. Freeman’s new book, Simply Tuesday, she says:
“If hustle has hijacked your soul, listen up and listen well. You’re in good company here. In my own life I’ve found it to be true that when I hold on to the wrong things, the wrong things hold on to me.”
When I hold on to worldly measures of success I become trapped in a cycle of “never good enough.” When I hold on to the notion that working harder and longer and putting more on my plate will be the only way to get to the next opportunity, I miss the small daily blessings God has given me right where I am today.
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