“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”—Eckhart Tolle (via funeraldreams)
"I theme my days," Dorsey said during a talk Sunday at the Techonomy conference in Tucson.
He meant it literally. Each day, he focuses on one specific aspect of corporate development and tunes out the rest.
Monday: Management meetings and “running the company” work
Tuesday: Product development
Wednesday: Marketing, communications and growth
Thursday: Developers and partnerships
Friday: The company and its culture
Weekends are a bit slower: Saturdays are for hiking and Sundays are for “reflection, feedback and strategy,” Dorsey said.
We’ve developed a notion that we have to work a lot or else we’re being lazy, that every moment must be capitalized upon or else we’ll fall behind. Being stressed has become the norm, because if you aren’t stressed, you aren’t working hard enough.
If you want to get the edge over your competitors and truly be productive, don’t become a workaholic. It’s vital that you find the time, or rather, the guts, to take rest.
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”—John Wooden (via creatingaquietmind)