“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller
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Busy is good, right? No, it’s not.
Busy displays a lack of control. We need control if we are going to grow. Busy is not having lots of shit to do, busy is what happens we we start to lose control of those things.
We are not going to be laying on our death beds and say, ‘geez, I wish I had been busier in life’. If you don’t believe me, read this…(Top 5 Regrets People Make On Their Deathbed).
Day after day we get misled further into believing that modern life is busy. Life isn’t busy, you are.
My daughter, wife and myself have conciously chosen to make ourselves not busy. It’s easier than you think, you really just stop doing shit. Take time to be quiet and take time to stop just doing things that aren’t doing anything to benefit you or your life.
Does this mean I don’t work hard? Nope, not at all. I am writing this newsletter from the lobby of my gym, while my wife and daughter swim — I already worked out. 😉
We stay busy because that keeps us from the deep questions. The deep questions hurt, don’t they? Fucking rights they do, and that’s exactly why we need to ask them — not only of ourselves, but of the people around us that we love and care for.
Yeah sure, I get it. We are parents, we have stuff we love to do. We run businesses that we want to grow, or we have jobs with demanding bosses.
I am not in any way saying that you should not spend time with your families. I spend a lot of time with mine and I work my ass of.
What I am saying is, think about your actions and ask yourself why you are so busy?
Busy is a state of mind, not an amount of work, or things to do. Busy is keeping us from living life to it’s fullest.
Decide what is important to YOU and focus your time and energy there. No matter what else you have to do, start working towards what YOU want today.
You are not getting away with anything. You are only deceiving one person…yourself. Your life is disappearing every minute, whether you are living the life of your dreams or living someone else’s.
You cannot get this time back.
Your time is precious, spend it on things that you value.
Always remember, the only thing finite about us and our lives is the time that we have — the rest is limitless.