News Flash: You can’t do it all.
I know that may come as a surprise to some of the more ridiculous people out there.
But it should be a relief.
Take a deep breath, and relax.
You don’t have to do it all.
And you don’t have to be spread so thin.
You don’t have to be so tired.
Shame on us, for the times we push this idea of needing to be involved in everything all the time on our children
In fact, as far as I can tell, focusing on your strengths works better.
“The idea that we can have it all and do it all is not new. This myth has been peddled for so long, I believe virtually everyone alive today is infected with it. It is sold in advertising. It is championed in corporations. It is embedded in job descriptions that provide huge lists of required skills and experience as standard. It is embedded in university applications that require dozens of extracurricular activities.”
–Greg McKeown, Essentialism