A long, long time ago, in life that was ridiculously crazy (and not in a good way), I wore busyness like a badge of honor. Thank goodness that’s not true anymore!
What about you, do you focus on the things that matter to you? Or are you trapped in the busyness bubble?
Sometimes it can be tough to tell the difference, especially when so many things can feel urgent. And as we all know, urgency often masquerades as important, which makes us *feel* like we are working on the right stuff. But there is a big difference between the right stuff and the other stuff.
Here’s quick way to figure it out whether you’re focusing on priorities….
- Is what you’re doing something that will move you closer to your goals?
- Is what you’re doing something you want to do? It doesn’t matter why, it just matters that it’s a want (remember a want is very different from a should).
- Is what you’re it something you need to do? Think necessities, like feed your kids or file your taxes.
If it fits into one of those categories, it’s all good! But if it doesn’t, I encourage you to take a pause and reflect on why you are doing it at all.
After all, there is nothing so useless as doing well something that never should be done at all. That’s Peter Drucker speaking and he’s spot on!
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