Chaos is easy to create. Eliminate judgment, eliminate priorities, and you’ve set the stage for a good dose of chaos.
Chaos is seductive. It gives the appearance of action while preventing forward progress.
All the planning, all the preparation, all the foresight…none of it will prevent chaos when we give it control.
Chaos provides excellent camouflage for mediocre results.
After all, how can I be held accountable when all around me is chaos? If I’m able to deliver any results amidst all the chaos, I’m a hero. It doesn’t matter if my results are of the highest quality or even the desired quantity.
Look around you. Is your work environment chaotic? What about your personal time? Chaotic?
Is all this chaos creating a positive environment for the changes you want, or is it sapping energy and stopping progress?
The secret to chaos is that you own the choice. You decide how chaotic your life is. You have the power over chaos, even when it appears that chaos is in control.
When you choose your priorities, choose what gets your attention, choose what to ignore, and choose what to eliminate, you take back control from chaos.
As you consciously take steps to eliminate chaos, you will be held accountable for the results you should be producing, instead of the results you sneak past all the chaos.
In the end, living in chaos is easier than being truly effective…probably why so many people choose it.
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