Of late, I find that it has become rather fashionable for people to say that they’re busy. You ask them how they’re doing and they’ll say they’re ever so busy – or tell you how fed up they are of their job – or how it’s one mad rush……..and how stressed they are…..
It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is, “What are we busy about”? ~ Henry David Thoreau
Perhaps some of the reasons that we are so inundated with stuff on our to-do list are because we
- Don’t know how to prioritize
- Don’t know how to say ‘no’
- Don’t delegate
- Waste time on unnecessary stuff
- Need the buzz – that is, when we’re not busy we feel useless.
I need to take stock of my own busyness and put an end to it – it’s just not healthy. Please share your thoughts on this.
I recommend that you read this post by Darren Hardy – Success is Not About What you DO to read an inspiring story about Sir Richard Branson.
A while back, after our SUCCESS cover feature with the knighted Sir Richard Branson, we had a client contact us to inquire about hiring Richard Branson to speak at their conference. So, we had someone inquire and Sir Richard declined. The client then offered $250,000 for an hour talk; Sir Richard declined. They then raised it to $500,000. Sir Richard declined. Then we asked how much it WOULD take to get Sir Richard to attend. The response from his people was, â€śno amount of money would matter.â€ť They said, â€śRight now Richard has three main priorities he is focused on and he will only allocate his time to those three priorities, and speaking for a fee is not one of them.â€ť
Busyness is not a reason for not getting other things done. It is an excuse for not claiming your true priorities.