I started with a long list of things I wanted to accomplish. As I went through the day, I found that I was beating myself up for not getting enough done.
It brought to mind an interview that I saw with Neil Patrick Harris. He was asked by acting students in the audience what he thought of the method that some actors use to improve their performances. The method consists of critiquing your past performance in detail to see what you could have done better.
He replied (paraphrasing) that he didn’t find that method helpful.
He then went on to say that the only question you need to ask yourself is “am I working as hard as I can?”.
Once I asked myself that question, I was able to focus and get productive!
Thanks Neil! Best advice Ever!
by Susan Beyler
Integrative Therapist, The Estuary