“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”—John Wooden
Let’s face it, you can find enough work activities to keep you busy day, night and weekend. The question is: Are they the right things?
It’s not the hours you put in or the number of items you’re working on simultaneously that make you successful. Focus on the items that have impact.Don’t confuse being busy with making progress. We measure our success on the busyness scale when in fact we should be evaluating our progress on the activities that will make the biggest impact on our goals. Corporate culture might reward “looking busy,” but true corporate success is the result of focused effort in pursuit of long-term goals.