Ever moving, ever doing. Conditioned to be in motion at all times. To be busy for the sake of being… busy.
But busy is chaos; it is complexity and lack of control. Worst of all, busy is ineffective. What good is being the most efficient person in the world at doing the wrong thing?
There’s nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
The following concept seems simple, but it is deceptively hard to put into practice: Value doesn’t come from volume. Focus on the few things that matter, and eliminate the rest. The goal is not the number of hours spent or the number of boxes checked. Busy is a red flag, not a badge of honor.