Have you ever fallen into the trap of telling yourself that you are just so “busy” ?

Running around with long lists of all the things that you have to get done and never enough time to do it all in.  Are you aware of how you are feeling when this happens?  The tenseness in the body, the rushing mentality, heightened energy and constriction of shoulders and muscles and sometimes complete overwhelm. Have you noticed that nowadays we are greeting one another with  “How are you?”,  and the response is “I am busy”.

I spent most of my life being in this “busy” mode, telling myself how productive I was. Multi-tasking, when actually I was doing the complete opposite and not really connecting with life or with those around me at work or at home. I spent a lot of time in that heightened state of rush and my shoulders up round my ears as I tensed up, getting frustrated with all the things going on around me, so much to do and no –one helping with all the things that needed to get done !!! Exhausting just reading that back !!!

I read this recently and it really got me thinking.

“Do, every day, ALL that can be done that day.

There is, however, a limitation or qualification of the above that you must take into account.

You are not to overwork, nor to rush blindly into you business in the effort to do the greatest possible number of things in the shortest possible time

You are not to try to do tomorrows work today, nor to do a week’s work in a day

It is really not the number of things you do, but the efficiency of each separate action that counts.

Every act is, in itself, either a success or a failure.

Every act is in itself, either effective or inefficient.

Every inefficient act is a failure, and if you spend your life in doing inefficient acts, your whole life will be a failure

The more things you do, the worse for you, if all your acts are inefficient ones.

One the other hand, every efficient act is a success in itself, and if every act of your life is an efficient one, your whole life must be a success.


The cause of failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner, and not doing enough things in an efficient manner”. (Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich)

What can you do today that you focus your attention totally on, to be efficient,  in a calm relaxed manner.  Do this in all your acts today, create the habit and your success will follow.