I’m typing this in the early morning, our hotel suite is dark and quiet, the baby and my in-laws are sleeping, the Godfather has already left to take care of a few move-related things this morning, and I have a few moments to myself. These moments will be the most productive of my day.
In business, we spend so much time thinking about being busy and consider busy as synonymous with “productive”, but that is not the case. Many times, busy is just busy, and like a car spinning its wheels in mud, busy doesn’t get you very far. It’s in the quiet moments, those few minutes we should spend each day gathering our thoughts, recharging our energy, being thankful for the blessing it is to enjoy the moments we have on this earth, that we are really able to understand our priorities and how to best utilize our time each day. I’m not saying the rest of the day won’t be fully occupied, but those few moments will afford you the opportunity to be productive busy instead of just “busy” busy.
So my challenge to you is simple. Stop. Take a few minutes each day to be still, and at the end of the day, you’ll be amazed at how accomplished you feel.