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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Busy with what matters

Being busy feels good, and that’s great. Yet it can feel so good that being busy becomes a goal in itself, which can be a problem.

Even worse, you can busy yourself with meaningless efforts in order to avoid more difficult, more important jobs. Being busy can be an excuse to waste a lot of time.

Plenty of tasks can occupy your time. Figuring out something, anything to keep you busy is all too easy.

The challenge is to spend your time in a way that enriches life. The challenge is to act in a way that serves and advances all you love and care about.

Hold yourself to a high standard, and make sure when you’re busy you’re working on meaningful things. Not only is that approach more satisfying, it is much more rewarding.

Your time and effort have the potential to create great value. Always invest them in what really matters.

— Ralph Marston

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