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It's Not Enough To Be Busy -- So Are The Ants!

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Awesome Post I wanted to share:

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” 
– Henry David Thoreau

If you’ve ever been pressed for time with kids screaming, horns honking, or idiots butting in front of you every step of the way until you’re ready to scream and rip someone’s head off then here’s the good news.

You’re human.

But if you’re looking for an answer to the age old problem of time. If you hate the stress of deadlines and working 18 hour days then I think you’ll really like this quick list.

It’s almost like anti-time management…

21 Ways To Waste Every Second Of Your Precious Time

• Never set a deadline.
• Never set priorities.
• Never keep a log.
• Never review.
• Never use a timer.
• Never delegate.
• Never finish what you start.
• Never organize anything.
• Never set your alarm.
• Never use spare time.
• Never say no.
• Never sleep.
• Never set goals.
• Never schedule.
• Never focus.

Plus, here’s a buncha other ways to waste a lot of time. You know, in case you still have way too much time on your hands.

• Always hold lots of meetings
• Always wait to get things perfect.
• Always try to get everything done.
• Always work with the TV on.
• Always answer the phone.
• Always multi-task.

A final tip… if you still have way TOO MUCH time on your hands then go and check your e-mail again. And again. Even if you’re sure it’s empty. You can never be too careful when you’ve got a lot of time to waste.

You know… time is the most precious resource we have and in the end it’s the ONLY one that REALLY matters to us and our loved ones.

Unfortunately, it’s the ONE thing money can’t buy.

And in closing I’d like to leave you this…

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.”
– Thomas Jefferson

What do you think?


THIS BLOG POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON Jason The “Better Networker” jasonbetter.com