One of the most important things I’ve ever read in my life is a short essay called “The Busy Trap” by Tim Kreider.
(Have you read it? Read it right now.)
Kreider is a writer who finds himself too busy to write. He forces himself into a state of solitude and contemplation and reaffirms a crucial principle to himself: Life is too short to be busy.
Those seven words made a huge impact on me. I relaunched my consulting business in 2013 built on a belief that life is too short to be busy. I decided that I would never answer an email from someone I hate, never have a conversation with someone I didn’t respect, and never be too busy to write 500 words a day.
Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.