When you’re effective at marketing communication, a lapse in principles could earn you the world today, until people get wise to your manipulation of power. Or you could use your skills to help people go where they want to go, so they’ll remain loyal for life.
March 17 2020
Is feeling overwhelmed good or bad?
The answer is a choice we make. “Bad” is the default choice. If you do work that matters – cause-driven work – here’s a case for how overwhelm could actually be a superpower:
It means you’re past your usual capacity. When we push our muscles, they tear, heal and become stronger as a result. Our minds are no different. Could you simply be…growing?
It means something has to change. If you’re overworking, grow by becoming more effective, not more “productive”. If you’re anxious about doing the wrong things, grow by delegating or dismissing what doesn’t matter, not by cramming more into the day.
It’s something to resent and feel bad about, or something to listen to and act upon.
Overwhelm is a useful signal, like so many others. Listen to it.