You’re Not Too Busy

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You’re just too lazy to do the hard work of pruning your schedule.

You’re just too afraid to say “no” to the many things that don’t really matter.

You’re just too lazy to say “no” to the easy work of letting others’ demands of your time schedule your day.

You’re just too afraid to have people think you’re not doing your job when you don’t attend their update meetings.

You’re just too lazy to say “no” to the effortless appearance of “being in charge” by merely being present in meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting at which others are ostensibly doing their jobs.

You’re just too afraid to confront the longer-term, strategic questions that you may not know the answers to.

You’re just too comfortable in the indulgent image of being important.

 

People don’t need leaders who are busy — they need leaders who know what’s important and get those things done. Quit being busy, and get to work.