Being Busy Does Not Equal Being Productive
Making to-do lists and planning to do something makes you look busy, but it certainly doesn’t make you productive. You know what you’ve accomplished at the end of the day if all you’ve done is planned to do something?
Ready to count calories to lose weight? Know what gym you want to join? Great. Have a membership already? Even better. Have a new pair of running shoes and a couple pairs of Under Armour shirts to go with them, along with a fancy new iPod?
Sounds like you’re ready to go. But you’ve got to actually go to start moving.
Don’t fall into the illusion of being busy all the time, only to get very little done at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter how many good intentions you have or how you’ve spent so much time planning to do something (lose weight, go back to school, stop smoking, etc) — unless you’ve actually started, you’ve accomplished nothing.
Time is a terrible thing to waste. The clock is ticking.