movement does not equal achievement

movement does not equal achievement

We all know people who run around haphazardly throughout their days busy being busy. It’s almost as if they are addicted to constant motion. I’m not judging anyone, in fact I’ve been one of them. 

Working hard yet not achieving your desired outcomes is a double whammy. And yet many of us fall in the “busy” trap so that we can adhere to the status quo. 

You must quit being busy. Instead, it’s much better to be productive. Not only will you achieve more, but you’ll also get rid of that uncomfortable knot in your stomach — yes, the one that tells you’re doing something wrong — that you feel your entire day. The satisfaction of being productive always trumps the hollowness of being busy. 

“Don’t mistake movement for achievement,” Jim Rohn explained, “It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?”

Focus on progress, not motion. Stop being busy. Start being productive. 

Be efficient. Be diligent with your time. Focus on tasks that bring significant outcomes and spend time doing work that truly matters.

Evaluate how you spend your days, and work towards transforming wasted time into productive time. After all, time is a non-renewable resource, so why not use it to our advantage instead of squandering it away on meaningless pursuits?