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The Activity Trap

I like being with doers. Doers don’t lounge around all day thinking about what to do or how to do it. They go ahead and do it. But there’s a potential downside to being a doer and it’s called the activity trap. (I didn’t come up with this concept, but it’s a good one.)

The activity trap occurs when someone is so anxious to do something that they don’t take the time early on to think through the problem. They’re quick to react to the symp- tom without considering the underlying cause or future impact.

Recently my watchband broke so I replaced it.Afew hours after I put on the new watchband, it broke again. I couldn’t believe it. When I looked closer at the problem, I realized that it had nothing to do with the watchband. The plastic casement around the watch was cracked right where the watchband was attached to the watch. What I actually needed was a new watch, but I got caught in the activity

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