I ran into this poster last weekend:
So the key, then, would be realizing when you’re just “being busy.” Right?
Knowing when you’re just being busy, or you’re not on the right track, or you’re in need of halting your dig.
Stopping, every once in a while, is a good thing, you know. Taking a moment to put down the to-do list, to take a step back and reflect.
Pausing is a good thing. A coffee break pause, a weekend pause, a summer vacation pause.
Use them to relax and determine if you are on that elusive right track, whatever that might be for you. Then – and here’s the kicker – make sure, before you take the pause in the first place, that you’ll be able to deal with and take action upon the realizations that come forth while you’re doing it.
Otherwise, what’s the point? Might as well carry on digging that hole that may or may not be in the wrong place.
Being busy is seductive. But what’s even more so? Being busy with the confidence that you’re busy-ing in the right direction.
Don’t you think?