The Solitaire Moment

Time to Read – Faster than getting those cards in order

On TV adverts, Kit-Kat was the first – “Have a break…”

Followed up with the more intimate “Diet Coke 11:30” advert that involved no window cleaner I’ve ever seen.

And in work, we have The Solitaire Moment.

This is how it works:

You arrive at your desk first thing, or after lunch, or after a long meeting, and you know exactly what you need to be doing – that item at the top of your in-tray, the one marked “too difficult.” You have been delaying this for some time, and today’s the day…

‘I’ll just have a quick game of online solitaire first.’

There is something so enjoyable about moving those cards around, and it is so rewarding when you finally complete it.

Enjoyable, rewarding and very, very time consuming. After all, you can’t just have one go, you have to finish one game all the way through.

And time is money, not just in your time, also in what you could and should be doing instead.

Please don’t get me wrong, I am all for people relaxing at work, and there is nothing “wrong” with playing Solitaire, except this…

How many games do you have to play, before you focus on, tackle and deliver on what needs to be done, right now?


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