With all the busyness of modern life, it can feel as if we are all just on a mission to get everything done in the shortest amount of time. But in reality, most of us are just busy, and we tend to get caught up in a never-ending stream of tasks. We might have deadlines to meet or orders to deliver, but they are just in our head.
In the past, it was common for people to spend a lot of time going through papers and files. Some of these things we’d consider to be “work”, like writing letters to our family, organizing work into categories, etc. But for the most part, it was just a bunch of stuff that was just a burden, and something that was a distraction from the real work we were doing.
I always found these kinds of lists a little bit of a stretch, but the way that we organize our offices in our companies, and the way that we organize our home office when we’re at home, is totally different. We do what we have to do in order to achieve a goal, and then we move on.
The way I think about it though is that we can’t really “organize” ourselves. We can only do what we’ve decided that we need to do. We’re really just choosing what we want to do, and we’re choosing what we need to do. We can’t really make choices about what we need to do because “that’s what I do.
At least the things we need to do are usually things that we want to do. If we are doing things that we dont want to do, then we are actually making choices. We can be like, a man and woman who are only concerned with the number of bathrooms in their home are doing something stupid. But because they don’t want to do what they are doing, they are choosing something else.
I don’t think you should say, “we want to do a thing” if you know what i mean. But I do think that once we are in a situation where we are on autopilot, we must be aware that we have a situation where we are going to change our behavior. Let’s say you are on autopilot for a day and you are just not ready. You want to make a decision, but you do not know what to do.
The same thing happens with our lives. We say things we are not really ready to do, but we are not ready to stop doing what we are doing. This is why it is important to be aware of autopilot.
The easiest way to avoid being on autopilot is to be careful with what you are doing. We are always on autopilot. We should not try to change that. But we can take a little extra care to ensure we are always in the right state.
We all know the expression, “Don’t be a bore.” Well, “Be a bore” is kind of a funny expression. The thing is, it is not at all. Being a bore is being boring. Being a bore is not being in the right state. That is an automatic reaction. But being a boring person is not an automatic reaction. You don’t automatically have to have any kind of fun with your life.
As a matter of fact, you don’t. There are some basic rules that you have to abide by. You have to be productive, you have to enjoy life, you have to take care of yourself, and you have to take care of others. The list goes on and on. But being boring is not an automatic reaction. It’s a choice. Being a boring person is not being in the right state.