Student: I seem to go through a lot of motion in a day, and yet I seem to get so little done.
Teacher: A tourist visited a manufacturing company, and was amazed at the loud noise a machine was making with all kinds of moving parts in rapid motion. He mentioned to the supervisor that he assumed a machine that noisy and moving that rapidly must be manufacturing a lot in a day. The supervisor replied, “Oh that machine. It’s not working properly. That’s why it’s so noisy and moving too fast. We’re waiting for the mechanic to come and repair it, to slow it down and quiet the engine.”
Student: Wow, that machine sounds like me. What I consider an active day is mostly a lot of noise and rapid, unproductive motion.
Teacher: With a little awareness and a little tweaking, you can become twice as productive with half the noise and effort.