You Are Probably Too Busy To Read This

We like to be busy. We all complain about being too busy, not having enough time to get something done. Wishing there were more hours in the day to be able to do the things that we want. We of course have time for Facebook, Netflix, Candy Crush and ESPN, but we are so busy.

At work we become so busy that we spend time responding to the latest email and we miss our chance to get the important projects done. We also miss our chance to make things better so we don't have to be so busy.

Our society has somehow decided that being busy was cool. The number of hours you work becomes a badge of honor, a competition to see who has a heart attack first I guess. We need to stop giving attention to being busy and instead focus on making sure we are working on the things that actually matter.

This isn't a cry to figure out how to slack off at work, this is about shifting the balance from unproductive to productive work. We've all been to the meeting or read the email chain that at the end you aren't sure what the point was but you know it felt like a waste of time. That is unproductive. We are so busy with meetings and emails that are unproductive and we complain that we don't have enough time. Strive today to become less busy, become more productive in every activity and give yourself the time to do the things that really matter.

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