Motion and action

People confuse being busy with getting things done.  And then we confuse getting the right things done – the things that matter.  As my dad would say: “don’t confuse motion with action.”

Working long hours doing unimportant things efficiently accomplishes nothing but burning resources that could be used on important things.

Before getting busy painting rooms, make sure you’re in the right house.  Working hard on the wrong things is demotivating and takes you further from your goal.

One thought on “Motion and action

  1. Love this! You’d be surprised how often Andy’s saying comes to mind as I prioritize tasks. Also the thing where he puts rocks, pebbles, and sand in a container.

    Ann Nazareth Manning


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