Bees focus on what they do best: Make honey. They know their purpose and stick to it. They don’t compare their hive to others. The world doesn’t influence them.
And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”― Iain Thomas
How do you keep track of today and where you want to go? Do you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish each day, or do you prefer to just let it happen? Are you happy with your current system, or could it use some tweaking?
Your “To Do” list can be a great help or a source of frustration.
- Do you find certain items are always on your list and never done?
- Do you get to the end of the day frustrated by what kept you busy but not by what you accomplished?
- Do you make a list of the things you want to do the next day and then lose it?
Have you ever been to a place like a playground, beach, or amusement park where people are supposed to be having fun and observed the different ways people react to it? Some people are intent on accomplishing as much as possible rushing from one thing to another, others are getting frustrated because things aren’t going the way they planned, and then there are the ones that actually look like they’re having fun. Which person do you want to be?
Today is a great day to see if what you actually do and what you really think is important match.
A few questions to ask yourself:
- Why is this on my list? Does it need to be?
- Does this activity move me closer to where I want to be?
- Is this activity important or just keeping me busy.
Take 5 minutes right now and think about why you do what you do. This is hard, but it’s the hard things we do that eliminate busyness (and craziness). Allow God to help you stay focused on what is important with this classic book: My Utmost for His Highest .
Goodbye (to busyness),