Thanks to Carmen for cherry-picking this off NPR:
On the problem of feeling overwhelmed by your life and guilty about not doing more with it RIGHT NOW : "High performance doesn't come from crisis. It comes from the kind of focus that crisis forces you to have.....It's often when when we're not in an obvious crisis [anymore] that we're in the deepest crisis."
This is nice to hear. Whenever things are crazy, I can't wait for them to calm down. But when they're calm, I obsess about whether I should be planting trees in the rainforest or helping baby seals in Canada rather than plugging in to corporate America.