Use the video about humans being stardust indeed…
The question you may want to ask is ‘what’s the difference between the two?’
Well, to be honest with you — I don’t know. But you do…
Is the work you’re doing:
- Meaningful to you?
- Based on correct principles?
- Improving you?
- Making a difference for others?
- Achieving your goals?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all 5 questions, then rest assured that you’re being productive. If you answered no to some, then take a good look as to why that is so and make the necessary adjustments. For example: Let’s say you answered no to ‘making a difference for others’. How can you change that? That way you can steer away from self-centered work.
If you answered no to all five questions, then you’re simply being busy. Busy is not necessarily bad in and of itself. Perhaps you’re simply checking emails. Sometimes, it’s ok to pass time with grunt work. However, you want to be aware of the difference and focus more on productivity. This way you won’t be deceived into thinking you’re being productive when you’re actually being busy and neglecting areas of your life that’s important to you.
We must find time to STOP and THANK the people who make a DIFFERENCE in our lives. – John F. Kennedy
Expressing appreciation to those who have helped us is important… to them. One of the inherent characteristics of human beings is that we always want to be acknowledged for any good we do. It simply feels amazing and encourages people to do more good. This acknowledgement practice alone can transform the world for the better.
I challenge you to write down a list of at least five people who have impacted you on a positive way and give them a call (no email, if possible) and let them know (a) the difference they have made in your life and (b) that you appreciate them for their service and kindness. You’ll be slowly but surely changing the world.