Today is a fast day on the Jewish calendar.
While in a sense that’s probably a good thing (I’m probably not the only one who overate on Rosh Hashana,) it presents a challenge for those who seek to get things done after two days out of the office.
On days like this, it’s easy to make excuses.
“I can’t get much done,” we say, “when I can’t eat.”
Of course, we don’t need fast days to find excuses for a lack of productivity or performance.
“I won’t get much done if I spend all day in traffic.”
“The weather is really crumby and is affecting my mood.”
“Jane is out again. There’s no way that I can make up the slack.”
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