The title is in quotes because it comes from a dear friend and mentor, Ron Carson. Ron puts out short videos called “Ronsense.” You can find them HERE. He recently put out a Ronsense that connects with a recent blog post of mine, so I wanted to write about his thoughts. The specific episode can be found HERE.
In my recent post, I talked about typical workweeks that are working many people into the ground. I also talked about how I try to limit my workweek to 40 hours a week because of my desire to allocate ample time to religion, family and health (particularly sleeping and exercise). I also mentioned that at times I feel guilty not spending more time on work.
I love Ron’s quote: “Do the most productive thing at every given moment.” I love this because the “most productive thing” is constantly changing because every moment is different.
My gut is telling me that identifying your “most productive thing” is guided and decided by YOU, not by pressure from anyone else. You know what you are good at. You know what is most important to you and who is most important to you. You know what needs to get done. You know where your mind is at and how you are feeling. So, take ownership of your time, your “moments.” Choose to “do the most productive thing at every given moment.”
It also seems like when you do this your life stops being about time and more about living.
This doesn’t mean that every moment will be easy. “Easy” shouldn’t be something we strive for. “Easy” doesn’t lead to growth.
I believe one of Ron’s superpowers is his happiness. Yes, I believe that true, deep happiness is a superpower.
Thank you for reading.
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