3 THINGS TO UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO BREAK THE CYCLE AND DITCH THE CULT
Every busy person must understand 3 things in order to break the cycle and ditch the cult. This may seem like tough love, but the only way to stop being “busy”, clear your mind, and start working productively is to take a step back and acknowledge a few hard truths. First off, it’s important to recognize that no one will ever be rewarded for being busy. There’s no medal, no prize money, and no confetti. The only benefit you might reap is a false feeling of accomplishment that signifies nothing more than your success at “faking a harder hustle than your Facebook friends” — a talent that doesn’t look great on your resume. Striving for this is a waste of your time because you can do better and busy people are replaceable, which is our second point. Your busy job can easily be taken over by AI or someone in India who is willing to do it for 20% of what you earn. Anyone can be “busy”, but not everyone can innovate. This leads us into the most important point, which is that you’re capable of more. Your job security lies in your ability to maximize efficiency, create value, and build relationships. You don’t have to be extremely busy to accomplish this. What you do need is time management, prioritization, and a sharp mind.
Keep this in mind the next time you find yourself feeling busy:
- You won’t get rewarded for being busy.
- Busy people are replaceable.
- You’re capable of much more.