You might be making one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
Please don’t think productivity is the same as happiness.
Checking off boxes may feel good, but it’s not the fuel for fulfillment.
Do not presuppose that being productive with your time will create sustainable, long-term happiness.
- No job in the world is going to make you happy unless you’re already happy.
- No work in the world is going to make you happy unless you’re already happy.
- No partner in the world is going to make you happy unless you’re already happy.
If you truly think being productive is the source of your happiness, please take time to zoom out and observe your own narrative.
What’s good about being productive?
Usually, it’s the hit of dopamine from checking off a box.
Dry cleaner? Done.
Birthday card? Done.
You get the point.
2 Minute Action
Are you willing to forego happiness in exchange for output?
Set a timer for 2 minutes and give yourself the space to consider what you want to focus on, today.
Turning gears faster in a gearbox is a great way to make more widgets, but it’s also a great way to let the world pass by.