Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things that matter

Recently I found myself catching up with an old friend who acknowledged suffering from what is often referred to as "workaholism". I would love for that person to ponder the following:

Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them.

-- Mike Dooley


  1. Is workaholism about efficiency? It has always seemed to me to be about fear of its opposite - about chaos, and never catching up. Not that that necessarily contradicts the quote.

  2. Anonymous6:01 PM

    I need to have this as a tatoo on my forehead. Thanks Ellie.

  3. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Love it...used to be a workaholic. Then I figured out that work was just a way of running away from the reality of life. Much better now.


    - Learning to See

  4. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I'm not sure my office mate, who is an organizational genius, would agree with this quote!

    annie c


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