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Busy vs Being

“Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” – Tim Ferriss

I used to be someone who was always busy, constantly striving to get things done and achieve more. But everything changed when I had a near-death experience from a rock climbing accident. That accident left me confined to a wheelchair for 5 1/2 months, unable to do much except just be.

During those long months of recovery, I realized the importance of slowing down and taking time to just be. I had no choice but to be patient and let my body heal, and in that process, I learned the true value of being present in the moment and appreciating the simple things in life.

As I gradually recovered and regained my strength, I realized that I no longer wanted to be busy for the sake of being busy. I wanted to prioritize my health, happiness, and well-being, and to focus on doing things that brought me joy and fulfillment.

I started to take time for myself, to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. I prioritized self-care and spending time with loved ones, and I found that this made all the difference in my life. I was able to be more productive and effective in everything that I did, and I felt happier and more fulfilled than ever before.

That rock climbing accident was a turning point in my life, and it taught me a valuable lesson: that being busy isn’t the same as being productive or fulfilled. It’s important to take time to just be, to appreciate the present moment, and to prioritize the things that truly matter. And I’m grateful for that experience, as it helped me to become the person that I am today.

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