That thing on your mind. The distraction that feels like it’s in the way. What if I told you that was the work? Not the to-do list items. The stress, the uncertainty, the restlessness.
Figuring out those things is the work. Not the other way around. Accomplishing goals doesn’t make you centered. But being centered will facilitate your accomplishing of goals.
The day to day stuff is important, but the real work is much harder than rattling off a few emails.