This is a message that comes around every now and again. In the Taoist view of the world this is called ‘non-doing’.
But what does it mean?
Does it mean lying by the pool with a cocktail? Does it mean never getting out of bed before lunchtime? Does it mean giving up, going home, and never doing anything?
It means stop doing ‘stuff’ just for the sake of keeping busy.
It means focusing on what matters and letting go of what doesn’t.
It means take the time to work out what’s important to you, and then focus on implementing that, slowly and calmly.
It means not getting upset when things don’t turn out the way you expected. And if it takes 21 days for a chicken’s egg to hatch, then it knows that putting three chickens on to the job won’t cut the time to a week.
Stopping the glorification of ‘busy’ means having a clear, inspiring vision of who you are, what you care about, and how you are going to put your next step into practice.
It means working to achieve that, in a calm, focused, effective way. And taking others with you as you go.
It means not keeping busy as a way to avoid finding out who you really are.
The Churning, Inner Leadership provides a framework and tools for achieving all of this. Slowly, calmly, and effectively.
The Churning, Inner Leadership is about accomplishing more by being less ‘busy’.