Our Moral Compass Podcast (Episode 281): Stay Busy

Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Stay Busy

“If you want work well done, select a busy man, the other kind has no time.”

-Elbert Hubbard

Taking pride in the work that we do is something that most of us aspire to do. We are conscientious in our efforts to produce a quality product whether it be turning in a business report or building a shed using our own two hands in the backyard. American write Elbert Hubbard’s quote reminds us that when we want to have work that is well done we need to make a responsible decision in selecting someone who is busy and not someone who has no time for you. So the question is what makes one person busy while another not?

I think what he means by a busy person as being one who uses their time wisely and actually works on things that matter. People can always say they are busy, but what are they really busy doing? Scrolling through Facebook? Watching YouTube videos? Texting with friends? Those are examples of being busy but not really being productive because what do you really have to show for it? Nothing. It impacted nobody and all it did was put you further behind in truly accomplishing anything. How often do you take a break from something you know really needs to be done, go on social media and all of sudden 30 minutes go by and you can’t explain why? Unfortunately you have entered into the land of procrastination. Procrastinators are ones that look busy doing something but aren’t actually doing what they should be and instead are avoiding doing the work. No one wants to have someone who isn’t dedicated to putting in the work or effort for that matter. What we want are those that have pride in what they do and want to see what they are doing through to the end. They are committed to a bigger cause than themselves and it is because of this that they are a cut above the rest.

We need to choose wisely the qualities we want in others to do the work and do it well. If its to be its up to us and us alone.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?

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