It’s the last strive for the day, so we may as well go deep. This Quartz article by Khe Hy suggests that our workaholic obsessions may be grounded in our inability to come to terms with our own impermanence.
The article is a bit longer than usual, but I found it helped me think about what drives my behavior. It also includes this Steve Jobs quote.
tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the
big choices in life…If today were the last day
of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?
And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many
days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
These ideas seem obvious, and yet they are so readily forgotten, especially in those times we most need to remember them.