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Remember when you were in school and the teacher gave you busy work? Didn’t you just hate it? I remember every time we would have certain substitutes, we would KNOW that we were going to have worksheets to do all day. You could bank on it being the most boring day ever, and you could also bank on the fact that the sub wasn’t gonna grade any of those papers, and neither was the teacher.
I’m gonna tell you something I have learned. A lot of people who claim to be so busy are just doing busy work. How can you tell? Because busy work isn’t productive. It produces, but what it produces doesn’t have any substance and it doesn’t get anyone any further. As a matter of fact, a lot of times, it just creates more unnecessary work for someone else.
There is a quote I LOVE that says, “Stop the glorification of busy.” People absolutely LOVE to be busy… but what exactly is coming out of all of that busyness? How is the world changing? What is being done to make self and others better? Think about it: Do you think Oprah tells her friends how busy she is every day? Do you think when Steve Harvey gets home, he says, “This was such a busy day”. No. Why? Because when you are really living in your purpose, YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO TALK ABOUT HOW BUSY YOU ARE.
So now let’s look at our lives. How much “busy work” are we doing? How many times do we do things just so that it will appear that we have a lot going on? How many times do we go through the motions every day because we feel like if we’re not busy all day and night, we’re not making an impact?
I podcast EVERY SINGLE DAY (for your Inspiration and empowerment), and you will NEVER hear me get on the phone and talk about how busy I am. Why? Because I don’t have to. We have really glorified busy, and we really need to stop. You don’t get a prize for being busy. You get a prize for the FRUIT of your labor. So if your busyness isn’t bearing fruit, you are wasting your time.
I had to look at my life and cut out A LOT of stuff. I even cut back on how much I post on social media. Why? Because what I started to notice is that I was posting a lot because I felt like I had to in order to show that I’m really out here working. But the proof of the fact that I’m out here working is the FRUIT that comes from it.
I just want to encourage you today to let go of the busy work and do what God has put you here to do. If you do that, you won’t have time to sit around all day talking about how busy you are – nor will you have the desire to do so.
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!