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Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Joy of Being Busy

“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
Mother Teresa, -The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

I've been quite busy the past couple weeks. So busy that it's difficult for me to fit in this post, but as a commitment to myself and my career... I must write! I made a promise to myself in December, let's call it an early New Year's resolution, that I would keep my work life balanced. My vow was not to take on more work than I can handle well and to make sure I carve out the occasional block of personal time. I want to keep things steady and beautiful, not crazy and insane. The great news is that I've been working with some absolutely amazing clients recently, and I cannot express how thankful I am to have them!

I've come across two inspirational sayings this week; the first by Mother Teresa, listed above. The second by Saul Williams, who said, "I speak into a microphone, and with that comes responsibility". What I have been trying to figure out recently is how to combine the two ideas. How does one manage a life of busy, and keep a cool confidence enough to be a good leader to those around them? It's tough! In any profession, the higher you climb on the work-ladder, the more responsibility is laid in your lap. This is why the news/media loves to cling onto the mistakes of politicians, actors and business people. These are our leaders, and they are held to a certain expectation, an expectation that is too high for any real and honest human being. There is no room for error, and the speedy life of social media and instant gratification doesn't make the process any easier.

So, today, I just leave you with those two inspiring quotes and much to contemplate. How will you tackle these situations in your own life?

XO - Betsy

1 comment:

Jason Yu said...

Busy is good for a photographer, but we have to find balance between life and work. Nice photo!