December 23, 2009


You may have noticed that I didn't make a post last week. (I know...what's new, it not like my posting has been anywhere near consistent in the past) Anyway, sorry about that, I was busy.

A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with a friend and we discussed something that I have been thinking about since. He asked me what I had been doing since the soccer season had ended, and I said, "Oh, you know, staying busy." And very candidly, he immediately responded (I'm paraphrasing here):
"Busy", what does that mean? I always hear from people that they are "busy", but aren't we all? It seems like people are always "busy", but yet they don't really do anything.
Since our discussion, I've been thinking more about what he said and have noticed more when "busy" is used. It seems that when people are busy working, learning, relaxing, or anything that has significant value to that person, they will say so, but otherwise, people will just say that they were "busy". When people are just "busy" (not "busy doing something"), it almost never refers to anything of significance.

How often are you "busy"? Will that change after thinking about it? I know it has for me.

1 comment:

Nate Schneider said...

A similar post from Seth Godin.