Being busy is a good thing -- as long as it's productive.
Being busy is also a good thing if it doesn't take up all of your time.
In our American society, we confuse busyness with productivity. That is, we could simply be "busy being busy" rather than be "busy being productive."
Animals are God's only creatures in this world that don't waste their time being busy on meaningless tasks. Whatever animals do have a purpose. Humans, however, somehow value the idea of being busy just for the sake of it! Because when we're busy, it somehow means that we're productive. But sadly, we usually spend our time being busy on worthless tasks.
Have you ever sat down at the end of the day and felt like you've accomplished nothing DESPITE all the hard work you did? Perhaps you did a lot of hard work for the sake of hard work instead for the sake of productivity.
If your busyness isn't taking you somewhere, then you're "being busy being busy." If all the hard work you're doing isn't leading up to something, then it's just simply hard work. And I don't know about you, but if I'm going to work hard, I BETTER reap something from it!
Farmers don't waste their time growing roses. The roses look pretty, but you typically don't eat them! Farmers grow what we could eat so that their hard work won't be in vain.
So, look at everything you're doing right now and ask if any of it is leading you somewhere. I'd say that most of the stuff we do on a daily basis leads nowhere and that we are just busy being busy.
Seek to be PRODUCTIVE, rather than BUSY. You could accomplish great things in two hours if your activity is productive. But you could spend the entire day on tasks that you won't benefit from.
See you tonight for classes!
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