Efficient to What End?

Efficiency is important, but only if they brings us closer to what truly matters.

We live in a day and age where a lot of value is placed on maximizing efficiency. We are constantly hustling to get more done in less time and we want everything in our lives to be newer, better, and faster. Through this, we often forget to actually enjoy ourselves.

It is true that more efficient systems have the potential to free us up so that we have time for other things, ideally things that matter more. We must remember, however, that efficiency is not an end in and of itself. A meaningful, joyful life is the target we are aiming for.

It doesn’t matter how efficient we are if that efficiency does not add joy to our lives. If we are not enjoying ourselves, if we aren’t pursuing some kind of deeper purpose in our lives, and if we aren’t making some kind of positive change in the lives of those around us, it is all for naught.

Find efficient ways to create more time, space, and energy for that which truly matters not for more of what doesn’t.

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