The Remarkable Power of Doing Absolutely Nothing

curated from Inc.

Sometimes you can accomplish more by doing less–far less.

Can you recall the last time you felt well rested?

Sadly, most people can’t.

It’s much easier to do almost anything incessantly than to spend time doing nothing.

What people don’t realize is this: Doing nothing gives you the chance to grow. Being alone without obligation–without the nagging feeling that you’re doing less than you should–allows you to look inward. Without an activity to distract your mind, you must think about yourself.

The famous financier J.P. Morgan used to insist on taking two months off every year. “I can get done in 10 months what I could never do in 12,” he used to say.

Take a step back from being overwhelmed, take a deep breath, and take the time to reach your full potential.


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