Bob Goff is known for his fun and whimsical personality. He famously put his personal cell phone number in the back of a NYT bestselling book, and he expects and answers calls. He makes himself available.
He also says he plans his calendar nine months and one day in advance, no further, in case he is to be become a grandfather. His purpose is to be available.
Busyness is no way to measure a life. Busy is a thief. It’s a phantom measure of worth and success and it will never get as much done as availability will. Remain available. Learn to say no, and measure your life by the things you get to say yes to.
I really liked this excerpt from this blog post.
It’s all too easy to buy into the lie that busyness is a badge of honor and something to be proud of. It’s not true. Don’t believe it.
We really don’t have that many levers when we look to control and manage our lives, but we do get to choose how we manage our time.
The article talks about availability – I’ve also heard it called margin or breathing room.
There’s a lot of great stuff waiting for some breathing room in your life so it can makes it way in.
The holidays are a great reminder of this – slow down and enjoy them.
Make it a great day.