April 16, 2021

Busy Is an Excuse

I am so busy doing nothing … that the idea of doing anything ― which as you know, always leads to something ― cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.
― Jerry Seinfeld

Being busy is easy. It’s safe and comfortable. But it’s the reason we don’t get the important things done. After all, we’re busy.

After a full day of running around like a crazy person, jumping from task to task, never able to catch our breath, we feel like we’ve accomplished a lot. But have we? Did we get anything done or did we just stay busy?

Being efficient and effective is hard. Prioritization challenges us. Solving difficult problems opens us up to criticism.

Stop making excuses and do the work that matters.