Busy seeks its own level

Yesterday, I wrote about an old post that I dug up, something I started writing about three years ago.

That post was a more of a note to myself, about how I’m going to use all of this new free time once my new and major responsibilities had subsided. But….

Busy seems to seek its own level. It stays and stays and doesn’t go away.

You knew that already, didn’t you?

So I’m not going to tell you to do less (I’m talking to both of us right now).

If you wanted to do less, you would have by now (still talking to both of us).

I’m telling you (well, more like telling me and suggesting to you… as well as to me) that you’ve got to make sure you are enjoying what you do.

Make sure you are enjoying what you do.

Do you know where this is all leading you? And me?

Not a rhetorical question.

I’ll be the first person to say you should walk into situations with a “yes I will” mindset. Accept new challenges because you can learn from these new challenges, expand your comfort zone, and gain new superpowers.

But where will it lead you?

When you are accepting new challenges, saying “yes” to requests for your valuable time and resources, and writing down your ideas, take a moment to consider where this exciting new road will lead.

If you can’t see the road beyond your headlights, then ask. Your boss, your mentor, someone who has traveled that road (or one like it) before.

Or decide for yourself.

When you are busy, stop for a moment to wonder about what and where you want to be, what you want to have gained, once you finish this adventure and before you move on to your next one?

What do you think?

See you tomorrow!