Everyone I meet seems to be complaining about how busy they are. It seems to be one meeting after another. In fact so many meetings, it is hard to keep them straight and manage your to-do list as an outcome of all these gatherings.
I guess part of it is the economy. We are running scared. Worried that at the next turn, our business will be the one to falter. Worried that we won’t be able to cover payroll or worried that the orders will stop trickling in. So we work harder and harder, like a hampster on a treadmill.
Or perhaps in an effort to save money, staff have been let go and everyone has to do more to pick up the slack. This stretches all involved, with people not playing to their strengths, but just treading water so as not to drown in a sea of activity.
I am not sure what the answer is. Fear is a tough master, demanding its pound of flesh. What I do know is that it is overwhelming, and you end up spreading yourself too thin. Something has to give. Instinctively we all know that there is a price to be paid for this frenetic pace of life. The question to ask ourselves is whether it is worth it?
I am not so sure. What do you think?