ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO BE PRODUCTIVE?

busyA couple of weeks ago, I got into a long discussion with someone I know through a social media platform over the word ‘busy.’ It has been my contention for the last 20 plus year that ‘busy’ has no place when it comes to business. My position is in business if you are ‘busy’ you are not being ‘productive.’

The other party insisted on staying steadfast on the dictionary definition. ‘Having a great deal to do as an adjective. As a verb; keep occupied.’

When I asked them: “Have you ever been ‘busy’ for a full day and yet find you accomplished absolutely nothing that day?” Have you? I know I have and it’s because I am human and far from perfect that allows me to admit I have fallen down from time to time. However, when it comes to my business, at least for the last 20 plus year I can honestly say I have never been ‘busy’, however, I have been wildly productive. They did not answer the question.

IN MY OPINION

opinionPlato stated: “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”  How many times have these three simple words gotten you in a lot of trouble: “In my opinion”?  However, we all have them; opinions, that is, but we continue to get ourselves into difficulties if we express them.  Therefore, should we continue to give our opinion or not?  That all depends on how you frame the opinion.