September 12, 2012

How Busy Are You?

“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” – Alfred A. Montapert
If you ask people "How's it going?" chances are they'll say "Busy."

What does that mean? That answer is used like a badge of honor these days.

If you're not busy, does that mean something is wrong with you?

What if you took pride in not being busy? Meaning prioritizing your time to spend it on who and what you value.

Maybe people equate success with being busy. In our fast world, carving out chunks of time can be looked down upon. If you're not doing something, you must be wasting your time, right?! 

At the heart of the matter, what are you moving towards? If you're busy because you're chasing something that is significant, great! If you're busy just for busy sake, maybe you should take a step back and reevaluate how you are spending your time. 

Time is finite and depending on how you frame it, there's way too much or never enough. In the end, what really matters: how busy you were or how you spent your time?  

Think about that. How busy are you?

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