Do What Matters (and Do It Well)
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker
I (might) take this idea too far sometimes.
I take pride in the idea: “I don’t always do everything I could, or ‘should,’ but whatever I do, I do well.”
I know that, deep-down, more-often-than-not, it’s a way of hiding. A way to rationalize away yucky feelings that crop up when I am not doing things that I know are necessary for things I say I want.
Either I need to adjust what I say I want, thus changing my imperatives, or step the fudge up and do what needs to be done.
But enough about me…
Are you doing things efficiently, that need not be done at all?
To echo Stephen Covey’s wonderful words: are you majoring in minor things? Really well? Really efficiently?
Could be you’re just looking to distract yourself from the necessary, from the hard and challenging?