Prolific: Memos on Creativity, Productivity, Work and Fulfilment
By Lishen Nair
Copyright 2013 Lishen Nair
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
The pressure to produce in a results and metric obsessed society continues to grow. Television and success stories on the Internet portraying a world of instant success and riches don’t help. People have now come to expect quick transformation when they take on an endeavor. They start off hungry and enthusiastic, believing that greatness is around the corner, but when the road turns out to be twistier than expected they become despondent just as easily.
True, some do accomplish a lot in a short space of time. But in most instances success is a marathon rather than a sprint, where consistently good wins over erratically brilliant.