There is a word that seems innocent but wrapped up in it is deception, arrogance, passivity, and ultimately, slavery. I can’t believe how naive I am to the danger and the effects this word has not only on my life, but also on the lives of the people around me. You may think I am overreacting, but I’m going to show you just how dangerous this word is.
You watch my three-part series on The Most Inappropriate Word I Use on Regular Basis here:
The word “busy” is overused. It doesn’t mean anything when we use it as a response to “How are you doing?” These days, most everyone is “busy.” As a leader, you risk losing influence when you say “I”m busy.”
Busy is deceptive. Our Western culture has taught us that busyness equals importance. But that’s a lie. Significance comes from quality, not quantity. It’s about adding value to people and your community.
Busy makes you think you’re in control. But busy is really in control. It becomes your master. Activity does not lead to significance and influence.