are you sticking to your priorities?
“It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.” — Mary O’Connor
Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. When we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.
We want to achieve high energy without high stress. The bee has tremendous fortitude. It knows its mission in life and it goes about fulfilling that mission with steadfast determination. It doesn’t seem to rush; it just performs its business with utmost efficiency. The pesky mosquito, on the other hand, appears merely to be driven by its own needs as it frantically searches for its next meal.
Your goals should help you know what to do each day to give your life balance and meaning. Do your goals give you good reasons for getting out of bed in the morning? They should. your energy and drive will increase, and your stress will go down if you go back and review your goals and priorities and regain them.
“Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.” — James Ling