By Casey Grey
"How are things?"
This seems to be the go-to response these days but I have replaced "busy" with "productive".
Although I felt better about this word at first, I'm coming to realize it's not working for me either.
I had a great call with my new Pod from M1 last night and we explored this notion of being productive. I started the conversation rambling on about I-don't-know-what and eventually came around to "I feel like I could be more productive."
At first this made sense. I know I get a lot done in a day but I'm sure I could push myself to do more.
As we continued go around the group sharing our thoughts on this, a simple question popped into my mind.
Why do I need to be productive?
The point of life is not to be productive. This raised another question.
What does being productive mean?
Like most people, I've associated being productive with doing stuff.
Life is not about doing. It's about being.
It's time to change my definition of productive.