November 8

“A good man will not waste himself upon mean and discreditable work or be busy merely for the sake of being busy.” – Seneca

Busy. Busy. Busy. We all have so much going on. We fill our lives with so much stuff. So much of it is necessary, so many things that we have to get done.

But we are also great at filling our time with stuff we don’t actually have to do, and then we feel trapped by it.

We could look at our schedules and identify things we don’t actually need to be doing. And we could work towards cutting those things out of our lives. We could simplify our lives a little bit and only allow the things we absolutely need to do to clutter our schedules. And we could take the time that frees up and we could start to identify the things we want to be doing. And we could continue working on ourselves. Making small improvements every day.

But the thing we should all stop doing, is being busy for the sake of being busy. At the very least we can look at the busy work we fill our lives with and we can cut it out or at least cut it down. Because being busy takes away our time for reflection, and being busy takes away our ability to take advantage of opportunities that come up.

In short, being busy closes doors to us.

Let’s keep our schedules light and the doors open.

virtus fortis vocat


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