#34: Why a calm center leads frenzied activity

Here’s nonsense at work.

Why are those who believe themselves to be in charge, who deem themselves to be the center of things, often the busiest?

Surely, the closer you are to the center of things, the slower you need to move, the less you need to do, to get somewhere new.

It’s not nonsense. Consider the wheel, specifically the rim and the hub.

As the wheel turns, a spot on the rim turns much faster than a spot on the hub. The further the spot is from the hub, the faster it must turn to keep up. At the dead center, the speed is zero, no matter how far the wheel rolls.

Here’s the really interesting bit. Even though they are turning at different speeds, the hub and the rim always get there at the same time.

Real leaders know this, which is why they are the calm center that makes rapid movement and frenzied activity possible.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.