Paradox and Perspective

Nick Wynja’s post on Hack/Make hits close to home:

Having a trusted system means you gain the mental capacity to take on more but do we always have the human capacity to take on more?

Productivity. Doing more. Always more. It’s something I’ve been wrestling with lately and I know a few others in the same boat. But here’s the rub: there is always more to do if you are looking.

And this is where focusing on productivity fails:

But the most rewarding stuff in life doesn’t manifest itself on a list, so our focus on organizing life is futile.

So true.

The hardest thing is figuring out what you need to do… need, meaning the things that will keep you (and the people you are responsible for) happy and healthy. Many of those decisions involve living outside your personal bubble.