The Problem With Productivity
By Trisha Savoia | Submitted On April 05, 2012
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Expert Author Trisha Savoia
My time in Banff brought about some amazing learning moments for me; some more direct than others.
I will be sharing a couple of the ripple effect lessons I learned upon returning home. What I had learned made me question further some of the concepts I had pondered before...one of them being our need to be "productive."
A large part of the reason why I was having trouble settling in and simply enjoying my time in Banff was because I had an underlying need to be productive. Even though at a conscious level I no longer buy into and accept that our time needs to be filled with productive pursuits (not to be confused with purpose), at a subconscious level that belief was buried quite deep, and so my two minds were struggling with each other.
We have been raised in a culture that highly values productivity, and that in itself wouldn 't be such a bad thing if we hadn 't taken it to extremes. We have come to value ourselves based on how productive we are, which has led us to be driven, to push ourselves, and to preserve under all conditions...and if