Have you ever wondered?
- How our worth depends on how much we do?
- How we admire sleep deprived workaholics?
- How bad we feel when we say no to party invitations?
- How guilty we feel if we’re not available to take someone’s call?
- How we think we’re being lazy when we sleep in or spend the day indoors?
It’s fair then to conclude that we’ve bought into the idea that we should always be busy. We’ve also bought into the idea that when we’re not busy, we should be socializing or catching up on the news. I call bullshit!
Our biggest problem is not that we don’t do enough. Our biggest problem is that we do too much of the wrong things. We do not do enough of the right things.
Being busy actually makes you less productive. Multitasking for example, it actually slows you down. It increases the chances of mistakes.We think we’re getting more done, but our brains aren’t physically capable of it.
You see, the truth is you can have it all -just not all at once. Every decision you make has an opportunity cost. When you choose one thing, you aren’t choosing several others. Whenever you hear someone say that you can have it all, know that they are lying. They are almost certainly trying to sell you on something. In the end, we need to choose what matters most to us, and own that. If we attempt to be everything, we’ll end up being nothing; that internal conflict is hell.
We should be living a life of introspection. A life that allows us the opportunities to take the right actions. A life where inaction should be our default mode. Inaction is actually where we should be, until the right action becomes clear.
I am beyond ecstatic to be in the process of writing my third book titled The Bullshit Of Busy + I look forward to sharing it with you soon!
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