I’m Too Busy
"I'm too busy." How many times have you said that
already in 2010? From dinners to serving on committees, we have to decline activities all the time because we are too busy to fit any more in to our schedules.
At the beginning of the year a man challenged his audience to commit to an activity. No stranger to securing volunteers, he knew the excuses that would come to people's minds: "You'd say, ‘I'm too busy.'" Heads began to nod in agreement.
His next words surprised me: "I'd respond, ‘Yes, you are too busy.'"
Then he just stood there, allowing time for his words to soak in. Finally, he continued, "If you are too busy to do what is important, then you are too busy indeed."
Everyone has their own personal definition of what constitutes important. But the concept is universal. If you are too busy to do what is important, then you are spending your time on the wrong activities: your priorities are out of whack.
Without realizing what we are doing, we fill our lives with nonessential activities. It's time to trim the fat from our lives, to cut out the nonessentials. We should never be too busy to do what is important.
There are a lot of feats to be accomplished in this world and the planet is full of people to do them. You don't have to do everything. The key is to focus on commitments that are essential for your life's purpose. Don't waste time on the nonessentials.