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Mar 19, 2019 00:16:14

Re: Busy is a decision

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Daniel Miller

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Parent post: Busy is a decision

The problem is when you say "I'm too busy" to yourself.

...what about if your past self has made your present self too busy? I've made a lot of choices and have entered a season where I now have to say "no" to a lot of things I wish I could make a priority. I joined a startup that (somewhat surprisingly, to me at least, based on my track record) has become a success; I've gone from the only engineer to managing a team of 15 engineers. I started a family that has grown from three (wife, stepson, and myself) to five. Those children have grown and gone to school and developed interests of their own, all of which require parental time investment and monetary commitments that require a steady job. I bought a house. I started a side business that (again, to my surprise) is modestly successful. I'm trying to fend off the effects of a slowing metabolism and atrophying muscular system. I'm trying to continue to learn new things, both for my own edification and so as to not become irrelevant in a fast-moving professional environment. I'm trying to establish a more balanced emotional and spiritual life. 

That's. About. All. I. Have. Time. For. ...and I don't have time for all of that.

Hence posts like this one:

I keep trying to remember that I signed up for this. With my decisions. With my actions. With my words.
I need to pick those words and actions more carefully. I need to make higher quality decisions.

I also keep trying to remember that I probably wouldn't choose differently if I had it all to do over again. I'm overwhelmed and a little burnt out. I'm not unhappy. I'm not unfulfilled. 

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    @danielmiller I guess you're not busy, you have your hands full (LOL). Wow, i love this reply. I think the context of @brandonwilson post is about priorities. When you have stuff you desire to achieve and yet you're not able to do it because you're "busy" - which is simply not having clear priorities.
    I love the last line "I'm overwhelmed and a little burnt out. I'm not unhappy. I'm not unfulfilled. ". That's the joy of living.

    @keni see this.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 19, 2019 09:28:33
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      @danielmiller @seunoyebode The people who are using "I'm too busy" as an excuse are probably not going to write thoughtful replies like this one. @seunoyebode is right. I was emphasizing how we prioritize tasks and how we spend time indicates what we value. I admire you for indeed having a full plate and getting it all done.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 19, 2019 06:18:25
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      @seunoyebode @brandonwilson thank for the encouragement! ✨In my headphones right now:

      My hands are bleeding where they often crack
      The stars will sometimes burn with longing
      Through the choking black of night shifts piling each against the next
      A Trojan horse inside my chest
      Is screaming for the life I left
      My kingdom for a steady paycheck

      Tonight, we burn the wintry frost of night
      Tonight, we wish upon the fading light
      Tonight, our burning hearts will rise
      Tonight, we own the skies

      https://genius.com/Five-iron-frenzy-we-own-the-skies-lyrics

      Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Mar 19, 2019 12:14:27
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      @danielmiller Thanks for sharing that. I like it. I used to listen to Barlow Girl and Jeremy Camp. It's been a while though. I feel like getting back into music of such genres

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 19, 2019 22:51:35
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      @danielmiller @seunoyebode - Wow. This is a perfect reply. I almost composed a reply in the comment section of @brandonwilson post stating something similar.

      We need such interactive and engaging back and forth topics. Well done both Brandon and Daniel with such articulate writing. And thank you 'Seun for inviting me here.

      @Daniel - I have officially started following you cause I need to study from real life realistic entrepreneurs that have tasted the flavor of success. Please write more about your journey what helped you get to where you are...

      Stay not unfulfilled and keep writing.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 19, 2019 23:26:37
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      @seunoyebode @keni Thanks Keni!

      Please write more about your journey what helped you get to where you are...
      I'm trying... :) https://200wordsaday.com/writers/danielmiller/collections/1195c62d9836413e ...you too!

      Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Mar 20, 2019 23:36:41
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