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More focused, less busy

Posted by Meg Bear on July 22, 2011


You and I know that one of the things that defines me as a leader is my focus on the goal.  I am relentless when I get my mind set on making something happen.

and yet, even I have times where I find myself being more busy than productive.

Busy is a state that is becoming my norm.   Busy is rarely a productive state for me.

Ironically, I do not love the opposite of busy either.  That, for me, tends to be boredom which is not my thing.

So as I contemplate busy vs. focus I realize that the important piece for me is what I am busy doing and how I apply my focus to a useful and important goal.

Lately, I’ve been a bit out of balance in this area, and the result is not bringing forward the best of me.  I have not been working from a position of strength.   I have been surviving on [figurative] muscle and not winning by working smart.

I have decided to give myself a personal goal to skip the busy and bring on the focus.  In order to do this I will need to be better at deciding, what I do and what I let go.

While I have a demanding job, and I need to deliver, it is my job to set the priorities.  Being too busy to think, is not being the best I can, for my job or my life.  I refuse to settle.

My new approach is to be more focused and less busy.  I am taking back control and I am going to make great things happen.

Stay tuned.

3 Responses to “More focused, less busy”

  1. “Being too busy to think, is not being the best I can, for my job or my life. I refuse to settle.” perfect lines. Very Nice post, Reader should read this in front of mirror and I am sure it will work for everyone.

  2. luvmybunch said

    This post totally reached me this morning! I have been much more busy than productive, too. Thanks for the ideas and here is to more Productive!

    Karla

  3. Been there, done that, stopped doing it alone. Found my focus with the help of a small team of equally ‘used-to-doing-it-all’ people who I trusted to take my non-core work out of my field of vision. Amazingly, at the same time, they got better focus too.

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