I work hard. It may not seem like it to some (I like to think it’s because I make it look so easy), but when I leave for the office at the end of the day, I am tired. Most days, I am hustling, keeping up with a dozen different things. I usually start off my day by updating my task list gleaned from previous days notes, new emails, piles on my desk, etc. When I got my to do list done Monday morning, there were initially 30 things on it and that was before my day started.
In my younger days, most of my effort at work was spent trying to look busy without really doing anything. I’m not sure I understand why this happened, but that’s the truth of how I functioned. Somewhere in my 20′s I learned that it is much easier to actually be busy doing the work than to just look busy.