Is Busy Better?

Life is busy, right? that’s what we say all the time…you pass someone at the grocery store or coffee shop or maybe the gym and they ask how things are going and you say, “good, but busy”. Or maybe you cancel appointments or commitments a lot with the excuse that “you’re just too busy, you lost track of time” etc. 

One of the things I struggle with, probably like most of you, is I like to keep my plate full! You could say it’s because I enjoy being busy but I also just love new things! I love to serve people and volunteer to help.  For example, just last week, being able to take a good part of the day and help some dear friends load their moving truck, or run to the airport and pick up their family member who was coming in to help drive that truck.  I LOVE the fact that I have the flexibility to be able to pivot and take on things like this.  I am the "1,000 ideas a minute” guy, and when I have an idea, I love to run with it, BUT I’m also a thinker so I can stew over it a while and then take the dive.  Either way, no matter what, I think we can all agree that being busy is the norm these days, and Keeping Busy can either make you effective or ineffective — the good news is you get to choose.

So before you chug on ahead into the next thing, take a moment and evaluate your priorities and decide if the things that have you so busy are actually the things you value and want most.

Don't let other people's priorities for you become your priorities by default.  This is YOUR life.  Are you who you want to be?