Unproductive

Yesterday was one of the singularly most frustrating days of my life.

To say I was sick is bordering on understatement. Let’s just say I spent more of Monday night in the bathroom than in the bedroom. So yesterday I tried to rest and stop shaking.

But my mind was going nuts. I felt guiltly that Em was doing so much. (Cale and Sof had similar experiences to mine.) But she was amazing and kept encouraging me to rest.

I knew what I was missing for appointments. What I could be working on for church. What I needed to do for my speech at the end of the month. What a good pastor would really do (read the Bible vs. the great novel “Glittering Images” by Susan Howatch).

I kept thinking about how unproductive I was being.

The weird thing is that at our Church Planting Roundtable on Saturday, Phil Strout was talking about the fatality of thinking in terms of “productivity.” Especially in areas like soulcare.

I do want to be free from feeling compulsion to produce. But it’s not a comfortable weed to have pulled out of my life!

I REALLY feel for my friend Janice who’s been sick for a couple weeks now!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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  1. Rob

    Oh, and I hope you and your family feel better 🙂

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