Is it Busyness or Business?
Busyness vs Business
Our society has a different interpretation of what it means to be busy. Whether it be intentionally or not, we are on autopilot, pushing through the day as if we were on a perpetual hamster wheel.
We rush to work, start our day, and then do it all again at night. Our lives are hectic, always in a state of movement, and we can never slow down. It’s this very busyness that can lead to difficulty with productivity. It’s easy to lose oneself in the fight to maintain a crazy pace.
The important question is whether that busyness is intentional or not. If it’s intentional, then it’s business, and if the intent is never to slow down, then it’s busyness. One of the most important laws of productivity is to be intentional with your actions.
If you’re not intentional, you’ll make busyness a habit, and that can overwhelm or paralyze even the most productive person on earth.
The lines between “busy” and “business” are often blurred. If you ask a boss, they will say they are “busy.” If you ask a spouse, they will say they are “busy.” Unfortunately, most people have a different idea of what “busy” is as we all live life differently.
The definition of busy that I use is when you can keep your priorities straight and not set them aside for the sake of others.
- You are able to provide for your family and not feel guilty.
- You are able to make time for your friends and make them feel special.
- You are able to take care of your health and nutrition.
- You are able to find time to go on a date and enjoy yourself without the guilt of neglecting your family.
- You are able to make time for yourself and not feel guilty when you take it.
The best definition of busy is when you are able to make every moment count by making the right decisions at the right time in life.
Some may say being busy means being a workaholic or that you don’t have time for your family, but that is where true “busy” ends and “business” starts. As a result, it is not about becoming busy but rather about being intentional with our time.
If you are busy, you can do everything simply because you don’t have the time or resources to do them right. You may be able to get everything done on your checklist, but it will come at the expense of your family and friends.
On the other hand, if you’re business-driven, then you have created a business to help support your family while being there for them in return. Busy is about doing everything you think you should; business is about doing everything right.
Before being busy means getting everything done on your checklist; being busy means making the right decisions at the right time in life. You have to be intentional with your time, or it will be wasted.
For example, if you want to make more money, there are two ways to do it. The first way is to work harder for the same amount of pay. The second way is to make more money for the same amount of work.
Each method makes a person busy, but only one is a business. Create multiple streams of income and be surrounded by the right people that will help bring in new opportunities.
Many people are always busy because they are trying to keep up with the Jones or feel guilty if they don’t do it all. Sadly, most people don’t know what “busy” is anymore and just assume that it’s normal. Most people are busy but not being business-driven.
They do the same thing over and over again, hoping that if they just work a little harder, then their next paycheck will be better.
Unfortunately, the only thing that happens when you put in the extra effort is that there’s less money in your pocket, and you find yourself treading water.
Most people are only so busy because they don’t know what “busy” is anymore. As the definition has evolved, many people have gotten it backward.
Is this something worth pursuing?
Some things in life should always be pursued and important enough to make time for. In the end, having a life full of regrets is not wise. Be intentional about the things you pursue and avoid letting busyness become a substitute for business.
You don’t have to do everything, and you don’t have to do everything immediately. If some activities are important enough to be done today, then make time for them.
What do I need to stop doing?
Sometimes we get stuck in a certain routine, and it can be difficult to break free of it. If you feel stuck or overwhelmed, stop to reflect on what is holding you back and figure out the best way to proceed.
Being frustrated by busyness is a waste of time. You can be frustrated by it or be excited by it if you recognize that success lies ahead. Be intentional about the broken pieces in your life and bring them back into harmony.
Commonly termed as being “too busy,” this feeling is often disregarded as an excuse for not completing tasks or responsibilities. The truth is, some know-how to be busy, and some know-how to be successful.
What does it take to be successful?
- Setting goals
- Organizing your time and tasks
- Making a timeline of your goals
Who is successful?
- People who work on their goals consistently
- People who plan ahead
- People who follow their timeline
Be successful by completing your tasks and goals. Challenge yourself, plan ahead, and work on your goals