Be Productive, Not Busy

We all like to brag about how busy we are.  We wear our busyness like a badge of honor.  Being busy shouldn’t be our goal.  We should strive to be productive.  In fact, if you can be productive and not be busy, that would be ideal.

On Beyond The To-Do List, an awesome productivity podcast, Erik Fisher interviewed Tony DiLorenzo from OneExtraordinaryMarriage.com, the #1 Marriage Podcast in “Kids and Family.” At one point in the interview, DiLorenzo talks about busyness and how proud we are to say we are busy. He says, we need to “stop the glorification of busy!”

This is difficult, isn’t it? We are rewarded relationally for being busy. Sometimes our busyness doesn’t actually lead to anything, but we still get a nice pat on the back.

We need to strive for more than busyness. We need to seek to be productive. Busyness does not lead to productivity.

What about you? Are you busy but not productive? What do you need to do to make a change? 

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