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Quit making time for the wrong things

Posted by Meg Bear on December 7, 2010

Busy has become the rule these days.  For me, it often has replaced “fine” as the proper response to the question “how are you?”.

Busy, isn’t really a bad state if you are busy doing the right things.  Things that matter. Things that are important.

So how do you make sure you are working on things that matter?  You do this by being purposeful in how you spend your time.  You do this by having a plan.

But I’m too busy to have a plan you say.

I would respectfully suggest that you are too busy to not have a plan.

So make a plan.  No excuses.  Figure out what matters in your career and your life.  And then set some goals to make sure you are spending your time on what matters.

You will always be busy.

This year give up the fitness goals, go ahead and continue smoking and eating junk food, but get a plan for how you spend your time.  Don’t wait for January to figure this out.  Do it now.

It matters.

2 Responses to “Quit making time for the wrong things”

  1. Such a great point about so many people seem to answer ‘Busy’ when the answer should be ‘Good, fine, or at least ‘breathing’. I know I need to do a better job editing first, and planning second. Thanks for the post.

    • Meg Bear said

      My 5 year old always answers the question “great”. No idea where she got that but I wish I used it more myself.

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