Here's an example of one such nugget from yesterday's reading. Milo and Tock are laboring to move a pile of sand from one place to another with tweezers, empty a well with an eye dropper, and dig a hole through a granite cliff with a needle when they recognize Terrible Trivium, the demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit. When Milo objects to the unimportant job he has been spending hours doing, the monster replied,
"If you only do the easy and useless jobs, you'll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. You just won't have the time. For there's always something to do to keep you from what you really should be doing..."
What are the piles of sand, endless wells, and granite walls I need to avoid today? What about you?
For thoughts on doing the important things - those of a mother with young children but applicable to folks in other life stations - read Ann's post, New Ways.