Life & Philosophy Productivity & Work


Everyone has one. It’s the motor that prepares life for action, even automation. When you wake up, you brush your teeth. When you get to work, you may dabble in email and Twitter and then take on the weekly reports.

There’s little process when we’re younger. We don’t need to structure our lives around work since our parents are providing for us. Children just act. Their main focus is having fun and enjoying the freedom to explore and learn new things.

Process is a means of survival. As adults, we have to be responsible. We have to contribute or we’ll be left out, jobless and unable to eat. We make endless lists to remind us of the things that need to get done, lest we regret.

Mondays remind us of the importance of process, for without it we’re a lost ship at sea.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.