We all have 24 hours in a day, and you can’t manage time; you can only control your activities. Serving in the military, I understand what it means to give my life for my country. If you think about it, we are all giving our lives for what we do every day. Think about that for a moment.
Whatever we are attracting to us and focusing on is what we are giving our life’s energy to. If you are stuck in overwhelm and in the daily grind, that is 100% your choice. You can also choose a different way. You can decide to give your life’s energy to something you truly desire.
We have become a culture that glorifies “busy.” Even during a pandemic, when we call or Facetime friends or family when we ask them how they are, we receive “Busy but good.”
I want to remind you today that “busy” and “hard work” do not always equal “success.” For too long, our careers push “busy” on us by encouraging us to do the “hard work” and whatever it takes to reach the next level income bracket or climb higher on the leadership ladder or attain whatever someone else deems as successful.
We live in a culture that glorifies “busy.”
I worked with a high-level leader who had worked very hard to a high level of responsibility and oversaw the work of many people. He was goal-driven and had sort of this gruff exterior he presented. After he decided to retire, purchase another plot of land and build the dream home with his family, he started to soften up a bit. He was pleasant to be around (and no less effective in his role). He retired and was happy to FINALLY spend quality time with his wife and kids…two weeks later, he had a heart attack and died.
I know this is extreme, but stories like this are not uncommon, and it’s sad. So many people work in the grind, they call themselves leaders. They say they are doing it to provide for the family, etc…and THEN…they can enjoy life, relax, be present, go on the epic vacation with friends and family, etc…
Your worth is not measured by your productivity.
Think about this: They are running themselves into the ground because they are NOT effective in all aspects of their leadership. They aren’t leading themselves or prioritizing what’s most important to them. They are ascribing to a B.S. notion that it takes hard work to be successful.
I challenge that belief and say yes, it takes effort to embody what is possible for you honestly, but if you are working hard, you are not living up to your fullest potential you are playing small. Although you may be a “leader” due to the amount of responsibility you have for people and things, you are not indeed a leader because you aren’t leveraging talent to create exponential results THROUGH OTHERS. You are busy doing it all yourself.
I want to help you stop glorifying busy. I want to help you see the blind spots that active creates and does not allow you to live your fullest potential.
On August 24th, I am beginning a five-day intensive FREE training on how to Breakthrough Your “Busy” B.S.
This is all happening LIVE in my Facebook group. Make sure you join the group now, so you are ready when registration opens up next week.
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