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But wait, aren't our modern-day inventions supposed to give us more time? What's happened? We've filled the gaps with more things to do. Which is great unless we're using busyness as an excuse.
Okay, let me explain.
I visited Jody Hedlund's Blog the other day. She'd written a very interesting post about how sometimes saying "I'm too busy," is just an excuse. You might want to hop over and read it.
Sometimes people don't understand that when they use the excuse of busyness it implies that others have an abundance of time or that they are lazy. And I know they don't mean it that way . . . or do they?
Oh, that's a scary thought. I'd rather believe they just haven't thought through what they are saying. Which reminds me. At one of my signings a lady told me that if she had time to read she'd read her scriptures. She offended me on many levels: my intelligence, my spirituality, and my work ethic. That slam hurt for quite a while
Here's the deal.
We are all given the same amount of time to do with what we want. Our job on this earth is to learn what matters most. And if we want to reach our full potential, we learn how to prioritize and juggle so that we can do it all.
Now, look at the picture above again. Actually during that era many people were sowing their own clothes, cooking over a fire, and working from sun up to sun down to put a roof over their heads. Yet, there were still those driven to write and read even though their time to do so was minimal.
Things have changed. Yes, our lives seem to be busier, but have we let the excuse of busyness keep us from doing what we want?
I hope not.
What have you done to help you keep busyness in its place? How do you prioritize your day to get the most out of it?