Interruptions can come in all forms. Some interruptions are worthwhile. Others are not. I was interrupted three times today with people asking for password resets. No fun. But I was also interrupted by a child who needed to have a life-changing conversation. It wasn't necessarily fun, but it was meaningful and important.
When are interruptions worthwhile?
Teaching and interruptions
Friends and interruptions
Pointless Interruptions: Chasing the Cat
“It is pointless to chase cats… especially when you're over 50. You'll just hurt yourself.”
When are interruptions like chasing cats?
“Wow, I'm working hard. My finger is really working hard. Hard work brings success, so if that is true, I'm going to be a really successful person as long as I move my finger like this all day.”
Now, is this true or false? Is this finger exercise going to make me successful because I work at it? Does all hard work make me successful?
What does “chasing the cat” look like in real life?
Our Action Item for Today: Examine Interruptions for their Worthiness
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