Sometimes when I’m sleepless in Seattle, I turn to calming books to help my brain settle down.
The other night, I was reading a book called “The Complete Pocket Positives” and came across this quote:
“Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”
Josh Billings, 1818 – 1885, American Writer
I found it a remarkable statement as we live in a multi-tasking culture.
Talking on the phone? Do laundry at the same time.
Cooking? Do some cleaning.
Chatting on the computer? Search for a new restaurant.
I think our brains are so full of stuff that sometimes it just doesn’t know what to do even if there are a gazillion things to do.
So — I think I’ll consider myself a postage stamp for awhile. Do one thing and follow it through to completion without the worries of what else needs to be done.
I think this will work great for “things” and relationships.