PILLAR 5

Being Busy Versus Being Productive

The biggest lie ever told is this: busy means productive. The truth is that you could be working hard, staying up nights, getting up early, putting in the hours, and still be moving in the wrong direction. You can feel like you are doing all the right things when in fact, you are moving further away from your goal. It’s an easy trap to fall into. I’ve done it. Countless other successful people have done it.

If you are taking care of others besides yourself, you know how busy things can get. But just being busy doesn’t mean you are being productive. For example, some of us will go through the entire house to pick up three items of clothing and bring them to the laundry room. Instead, we can choose two ...

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