Guest Post By: Rory Vaden
“I’m SO busy.”
You hear it all the time.
In fact, we hear it so much, we should all just assume that everyone is that way and we can all stop saying it.
Because there is a maximum level of busy.
There are only 168 hours in a week, and if every single hour is planned and occupied, then you’ve reached the maximum level of busy.
However, there is no maximum capacity to your mental toughness.
There is no maximum capacity to your peace of mind.
There is no maximum capacity for your ability to handle stress.
Which means that the mental capacity of what you can handle should far exceed the physical and finite time constraints of what you have available in your calendar.
Multipliers seem to have figured out that carrying stress isn’t a necessary prerequisite of having success.
Anxiety isn’t an automatic byproduct of achievement.
And busy isn’t a mandatory requirement of building greatness.
You don’t have to be stressed.
You don’t have to feel anxiety.
You don’t have to feel busy.
Those are all choices that you allow yourself to make.
Those are all emotions that you allow yourself to feel.
But you are bigger than your problems.
You are tougher than your challenges.
And you are stronger than your challenges.
So you can let those feelings die because they aren’t serving you.
You can stop telling yourself that “you’re so busy” because it’s not new information to you that your calendar is full.
And you can stop telling everyone how busy you are so that maybe we all can stop this invisible competition about who has the most going on.
Instead, all of us can move on to getting things done powerfully, productively, and peacefully.
All the while knowing that if we’re working as hard as we can, doing the best we know how to do with what we’ve been given, then no one – including ourselves – can ask us to do anything more.
Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 27 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. Additionally, as the founder of the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD), his insights on improving self-discipline, overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc and Success Magazine.