Of course, there is a difference between being too busy, and being busy, just as there is a difference between being productive and being busy. But I have to chuckle when I hear people say that when they find success, they will find freedom from their work, and will finally be less busy. The reason that this statement is funny is that the more success one finds, the busier they become. In fact, I don’t know one successful person who isn’t busy. It’s only natural, because busyness is a byproduct of success. The more you want to do, the more you will take on. The more success you achieve, the more people who will want and need your attention. Success garners attention, which in return, demands your time.Busyness is a byproduct of success. Click To Tweet
The word “busy” itself has gotten a bad reputation, because people usually associate it with someone who is living at a chaotic pace, rather than someone who is being productive with their time. But since “busy” means “having a great deal to do, or, to keep occupied,” I’m okay with the use of the word. Of course, busyness can be a bad thing when we aren’t doing what we should be doing. But as long as we are productive with our time, being busy is a good thing.
However, we must pace ourselves in the midst of busyness, because being busy was never meant as a way to live life in its entirety. There’s no doubt that life is meant to be lived with harmonious balance, including seasons of busyness, and seasons of rest. But even when busyness is the only option, there is a way to cope to a fast pace of life, and this fix can only be found through relationship. If you never take the time to completely rest; if you never take the time to show people you care; if you never take the time to soak up experiences, then life isn’t lived to the fullest opportunity available to you and me.