This sticky note has been stuck to my computer monitor for a while. Now I have a smaller note that states “busy ≠ productive.”

Often we’re merely active in what we’re doing. Activity feels busy. But it’s not necessarily productive.

Are you keeping yourself busy to avoid a project? Or have you fallen into the trap of doing busy work and (if you were honest with yourself) unnecessary tasks to avoid what really needs to be accomplished.

Being active doesn’t mean you’re being productive.