Margaret Dixon Harrell
I love your logic and completely agree. We often measure ourselves on what we have "done". Unfortunately, we have to "do" so much because we do not think first. We spend time undoing what others have done without thinking and then others must undo what we have done. Consequently a lot of "doing" is occurring without moving the pendulum one way or the other.
However, when I suggest we spend "more time thinking" I am not referring to the atypical self serving process. Instead I am suggesting we step outside of our immediate needs or wants and try to understand what effects our actions will have on all parties involved. Ten hours a week of that type of thinking would increase our output by magnitudes. Right now I am working on accomplishing ten minutes a day of this type of thinking. It takes me about 40 minutes to unwind first.