The conscious leader is wary of busyness.

She has seen that the world is crazy with people doing things and getting nowhere. She suspects that many people may be misguided in their busyness. They think their busyness is what produces results, when in fact many of the results would probably happen anyway.

She suspects that sometimes the busyness is just an act—an act to impress, to cover up, or to even to deceive oneself. In these cases, the purpose of busyness is busyness itself. It’s to appear busy, or sometimes to avoid being with oneself.

She knows that while corporate culture speaks of creativity and mindfulness, people still feel they must look busy, or else. She knows that busyness is often worn like a badge of honour.

She has found that one essential action a day towards her key goal is often enough to guarantee success. The rest is busyness.

The conscious leader achieves her goal effortlessly, by not getting lost in busyness.

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