People are the greatest resource and best investment of your time in this world. Sometimes, things get so busy, and demands get so high, that people feel like interruptions. Many times, people can feel like "hurdles to progress", but this is never the case.
People are not only necessary for progress to occur, but true progress will never happen without people. All the things that seem so urgent can really wait; and, many times, all the people who feel like interruptions in your day are worthy of and deserve your present attention. When people are themselves the investment of our energy, focus, and time, we will discover that not only is progress being made, but life is being lived in the midst of the progress. Relationships are being developed, and as these bonds deepen and strengthen, more people come together and true progress takes place in every sense of the word.