April 4th, 2006

Excerpt from Crazybusy

The past 10 days have been crazybusy for me.  I have been pushing myself todo as much as humanly possible in 24 hour periods.  I want the trip to be a worthwhile investment for the BnA Community,  so I internalize it and go fucking hard, for a long time.

A friend just passed on this quote to me that sorta relates to the above:  Read it after the jump.   

"The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you’ll ever have.  You must take it, or it will be taken from you.  It is telling that the phrase, "taking your time" is synonymous with slowing down.  If we want to live life fully, we do best to slow down.  I don’t suggest that we turn back the clock, trying to retrieve a bygone era when life was slower.  We couldn’t even if we wanted to.  But I don’t believe we should want to.  We should revel in our electronically supercharged, unbounded world.  But, to make the most out of this new world, to avoid feeling overbooked, overstretched, and about to snap, to make modern life become better than life has ever been, a person must learn how to do what matters most first.  Otherwise, you will bulldoze over life’s best moments.  You won’t notice the little charms that adorn each day, nor will you ever transform the mundane into the extraordinary,"

– Excerpted from Crazybusy, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – due out March 28th.

One Response to “Excerpt from Crazybusy”

  1. Mary says:

    “The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you’ll ever have. You must take it, or it will be taken from you.” Lovely. It really isn’t that difficult once you begin the slowing down process. In the long run, slowing down enables you to “see” what you’re doing and may even enhance your productivity by eliminating future errors, wrong turns… Unfortunately, far too few people begin to realize this until their senior years. Not that it’s ever too late, but how much MORE and LESS we could accomplish by living the moment – wholly, fully, completely and SLOWLY.

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