Be Intentional

Whenever I talk to people these days, I get a common answer. I’m busy.

I’m busy working.

I’m busy on nineteen hundred projects.

I’m busy taking care of the kids.

I’m busy volunteering.

I’m busy seeing friends.

I’m soooo busy I can’t think.

All this busyness shows a general lack of enthusiasm in what you’re doing. There’s no emotion. None.

There’s no excitement. There’s no joy. It’s coasting from one thing to the next without thinking.

Saying, I’m busy, indicates that you’d rather be somewhere else doing something else than whatever it is you’re busy on.

Stop for a second. Think about it. Are you really busy? Are you actually distracted from doing what’s important? Stop. Get still. Get intentional. What is your intention for the day?

Instead of I’m busy on a project, change your mindset to: As a result of this project, my client will understand how to improve their business capabilities.

Instead of I’m busy taking care of the kids, change your mindset to: I’m spending quality time to nourish my kids’ growth and development.

How you approach your day says a lot about how you think during the day. If it’s a drag or if it’s something enriching and inviting.

If you catch yourself saying, I’m busy, think to yourself: Why am I really doing what I’m doing right now? If it’s not important, do something that brings you joy.

 

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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