Why are you so eager to help?
September 12, 2018

Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination. It’s easier to justify than other forms, one reason it’s dangerous.

The same can be said for helping. Shortly before I wrote this post I had the urge to help someone else with her work. I offered to talk with her about it.

She didn’t reply right away, which gave me time to reflect on that offer and why it had been so important to extend it. “Not your circus,” a little voice inside my head whispered. “Not your monkeys.”

I congratulated myself on the creativity when it came to avoiding my own work! Then I gave myself permission to fix the rest of the world after I’d spiffed up my little corner of it.

Then I got back to that.