Four-burner stoveWritten on October 2nd , 2019 by Raniere Silva
I read “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown and I liked the following fragment:
In a pice called “Laugh, Kookaburra” published in The New Yorker, David Sedaris gives a humorous account of his experience touring the Australian “bush”. While hiking, his friend and guide for the day shares something she has heard in passing at a management class. “Imagine a four-burner stove,” she instructs the members of the party. “One burner represents your family, one is your friends, the third is your health, and the fourth is your work. In order to be successful you have to cut off on of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two.”
When I look back, I noticed that between Janury, 2016 and December, 2018 my priorities were work followed by friends and health. After a burnout, I dropped work for a while and kept friends and health as priorities. I’m planning to take November and December to focus 80% in health and, starting in 2020, focus 80% on work, again.