White Hat Awareness Quote: Day 6
“Being Busy is Dangerous.
It Can Send the Message That We Don’t Care”
30 days of life lesson quotes. The other day a customer said to me, “I hope you are staying busy,” and I had to stop and pause for thought. I’m not sure staying busy is actually a good thing. In our society it seems that if you are not busy then you must not be productive. Just look at our meager vacation time of only two weeks a year. How can you unwind and rejuvenate in only two weeks? And even then I read that one third of Americans don’t take all of their vacation time! What I want to know is: What is everyone doing that is so important that they can’t even get away for ten days out to the entire year.
Of course we can’t spend our days doing what we want because there is work to be done. Responsibility, work, time, and money are all major factors in the grown up world. However we must get out of that automatic don’t think just keep going behavior. Are you feeding the squeaky wheel that is demanding your attention and putting aside the things that are important? Do you perhaps stay busy to avoid actions that make you feel uncomfortable? Do you put any importance on the people you love and the activities you enjoy?
Take a valuable moment of your time and truly look at what is meaningful and important in your life. What actions need to be stopped and what priorities must be moved to the top of your to do list? Heck even the president of the United States, who is extremely busy, takes some time off. If you don’t have any time for what is important in your life then it is time to change your priorities. Be aware that YOU are creating the hectic schedules that YOU think you must follow.
This White Hat Awareness Life Lesson Quote is from the chapter on priorities in “A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses” by Susan Sherbert