Marshall Goldsmith's Dream

In his book What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful the coach Marshall Goldsmith tells of a recurrent dream he has:

"You know, I am incredibly busy right now. In fact, I feel about as busy today as I have ever felt. Some days I feel overcommitted. In fact, every now and then my life feels out of control.

But we are working on some unique and special challenges right now. I feel like the worst of this is going to be over in a couple or three months. After that, I am going to take a couple of weeks, take a little time off, get organized, spend some time with the family, and start working out. Everything is going to change. This time will be here soon. After that, it won't be crazy anymore!

Have you ever had a dream that sounds vaguely like this? How long have you been having this dream? How's that working for you?" (p197)

As Goldsmith says: "Perhaps it's time to stop dreaming of a time when you won't be busy. Because that time will never come. It's your dream - but it's also a mirage."