Sixty-one percent of Americans today say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do.

But often what’s keeping us so busy isn’t that important.

“Most of us have no problem with being busy, but we’re often busy on the wrong things,” says Angie Morgan, coauthor of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success.

“You could spend nine to five just emailing, but that’s not driving results or moving you toward longer, bigger goals. When people say, ‘I’m so busy,’ it really means, ‘I’m a poor planner,’ or, ‘I don’t know how to prioritize or delegate.’”

People treat being busy as a badge of honor, but it could be damaging your career and organization, says Renee Cullinan, cofounder of a management and work-practices consulting firm.

“Busywork has a double negative impact,” she says. “It consumes time that could be better spent on other things, and it drains energy.

Longer term, it breeds a work culture that values activity over results and busyness over effectiveness.”

To avoid letting busywork consume your day, you first have to identify it.

Read all: Is Busywork Holding Your Career Back? – Futurethink

My point of view

Focus on results, jobs to be done in stead of activities. Realize that to achieve perfection you will waste probably money, time and many chances.

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