Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

Busy Is Not An Excuse

How often are you busy?

Busy, according to, is an adjective meaning:

actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime

As a verb, the meaning is:

to keep occupied

What I notice about this word, is how often people use it as an excuse for not getting something finished. “I was just too busy.”

What I find interesting is that we all have the same 24 hours in a day and there are those among us that have accomplished big goals. People like: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, and Thomas Edison, to name a few. If you study their lives, you could certainly say they are (were) busy. They were actively engaged in pursuing their passion and making a difference in the world.

My challenge to you this week is to evaluate how you use the word, busy. Are you just too busy focusing on tasks that don’t make a lot of difference? Are you too busy to enjoy life? What are you busy doing and does it help you achieve what you want to achieve?

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