“Micromanagement is the destroyer of momentum.” -Miles Smith
Micromanage. Usually a term used in the business world which carries a negative connotation.
It’s a problem in the workplace and I’m wondering if the same could be said of micromanaging our personal lives?
Any areas come to mind?
Phones and computers. A bazillion tasks. Photos, files, contacts, calendars, emails, notes.
Finances, office work, paperwork.
Health. Tracking nutrition/diet, supplements, fit bits.
You get the picture! Not that any of those are bad, in fact, some of them are necessary. But oh, can I get carried away, especially in this season of sorting through 34 years of living in our house.
Off in the distance I hear a faint voice. An elderly voice. A voice of conviction.
(I’m not going to change her name because I believe she would be honored to know I passed along her sage wisdom.)
Me, a new mom.
Mrs. Olsen, “Spend your life, Margi, on what is important. I wasted too much time washing walls and turning mattresses.”
I never forgot that conversation. Or her precious life and well-worn Bible.
I can spend truckloads of time being compulsive. Time wasting, really. I can care too much for the minutiae that in the long run matters little.
A life that counts. I think it’s what we all want.
And less wall washing. Unless of course you are staging your house to sell.
I’m picking up momentum.
‘Til next chatter, Margi firstname.lastname@example.org