Often a small to-do list is enough to do good work.
We turn up, do the work we meant to do, and then clock off.
But challenging work is an untameable beast that rarely lets spare time slip by without a chase.
On those days when it rears its ugly head, blistered with unexpected fires and draped in dropped deadlines, we don’t do work; Work does us.
And it’s never very gentle about it.