Busy or Productive

Have you ever heard people talk about how “busy” they are and how much they’re doing? I hear it a lot and I want to break down the difference between being busy and being productive. Being busy can be doing things that don’t have anything to do with your goals (watching meaningless television for hours a day, goofing around on social media platforms). Those are things that can keep you busy and your time occupied, right? 


Now, let’s talk about being productive. Being productive means buckling down and eliminating what’s in your way to get work done. It’s possible to be busy and productive. Being busy is great but if you’re not accomplishing anything, then what are you getting done?


When you’re being productive, you’re crossing off things on your list of things to do. You’re working diligently toward something bigger than you. You’re not even talking about the work you’re doing and telling people how busy you are. 

Productivity is what matters more than anything. Busy is just saying you’re preoccupied with things, it doesn’t mean there’s productivity involved every time. There are differences in how we convey what we’re doing with our lives.


Let’s start speaking in terms of being productive instead of saying, “we’re busy.” The work is done through productivity and not wasting time on a daily basis. It’s about making sacrifices in your life to achieve results. It’s not watching your favorite sports teams some days. It’s recording your favorite TV shows and watching them at a later time. Or watching them but still getting work done that you need to do.


Let’s get to work people, it’s time to be productive! That’s my blog for today, be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!


Jamell Crouthers


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