I hate the phrase, “I’m too busy.” It’s not because I don’t believe people have a lot on their plate. It’s because too often we use these three words in an attempt to show how important we are. I mean, if I’m not busy I must not be valuable, right?
Wrong! Many of the most successful and influential people in world are not too busy. They are productive. Which is a big difference. Any fool can be busy. But it takes effort to add value and contribute something important. It takes focus and discipline to ensure that you are making progress towards your goals. And no, reading and sending email all day is not getting you towards your goals.
So let’s stop saying, “I’m too busy” in an effort to outdo one another. Instead, let’s share the exciting projects and goals we are engaged in.