Being a busy bee is no stranger in the world of entrepreneurship. You have emails to respond to. You have clients to call. You have an entire business to run. It’s tough stuff, I get it!
You may even feel a sense of pride in being too busy to sit down for lunch. Being busy has always been glorified in the business world. It’s almost like it’s a virtue or something….
Busyness = productivity…right?
What if I told you that being busy can actually hinder your personal growth and actually destroying your potential?
For most people…when you say: “how are you doing?” The response is almost always…
“Oh you know, just BUSY!”
Look, the reality is that you’re busy by default. Default as in…it’s your default state of mind. There’s a saying that “nature abhors a vacuum” and it’s true. By default, you’ll always find something to keep yourself busy, even if it’s not necessary.
I get it, I was the same way.
When my daughter was born I was just trying to survive. So many of my friends say that they’re just trying to survive through the day. Juggling kids, family obligations, work, volunteer stuff, you name it.
But here’s the thing…when you’re busy, life runs you.
Life isn’t mean to be lived by default. You shouldn’t just let life HAPPEN to you!
Friend, you’ve got ONE life to live…. and you and I aren’t guaranteed another DAY. I mean, how many people do you know whose lives have been cut tragically short?
They didn’t get to DO everything that they wanted to do. They thought they had more time.
If there’s one thing I’m certain of it’s this…
You are here for a PURPOSE. You are here to something that only YOU can accomplish… Do you know what that is? If not…
Shut up and LISTEN
You need to make time for yourself. You need to make time to GROW as person… whether it’s personal growth, professional growth or even spiritual growth.
Just letting life HAPPEN to you is not living up to your potential. You need to actively GROW as a person.
To do that, you need to time to reflect and explore who you ARE.
I get it- you’re busy. So am I. But you can take some time before you go to bed. Or wake up early. Or spend a little extra time in the shower (or on the toilet! ha ha ha)
Look, the chatter in your head is telling you to stay busy. It’s distracting you from what you really need to do. It’s distracting you from finding and fulfilling your unique purpose in life.
Don’t let that naughty chatter do that to you! It’s literally destroying your potential.
Make time to grow as a person so you can live in alignment with your purpose. Take time out of your day and listen.
Listen to your inner voice.
There’s no excuse for not being able to find time for yourself. You’re here for something BIGGER than yourself, so remember that.
And above all… don’t let life happen TO you. You can DO MORE. You can BE MORE. You can HAVE MORE. You can live your life by design.
You’ve got this my friend!