We need to understand that there is a huge difference between being busy and being productive. A productive life means that you are enjoying the experiences and while creating an impact for others and for yourself. Live a beautiful, fun, and productive life.
Have you ever thought about how your life is going right now? Have you tried asking yourself “am I really living my life?” When was the last time you slowed down, took a break from the desk and your office chair, and just simply enjoyed life itself? In this blog, we’re gonna learn about the importance of living our lives based on one of Jack Ma’s amazing quotes.
Busy vs. Productive
First of all, we need to understand that there is a huge difference between being busy and being productive. Being busy means having too much work on your hands. Whereas being productive means achieving something out of your busyness. Many people are too “busy” working a 9-5 job which they don’t even enjoy doing. But there is a good number of people who do their best at work and go home fulfilled and happy with what they have accomplished.
That is what productivity looks like; doing what you can accomplish today and getting good results after. Productivity molds you and builds your character up as a person. But most of all, productivity helps us live our lives in and out of our jobs. Remember that there is a difference between overworking and hard-working. If we want to live a productive life, then we work hard, not overwork. This then leads us to the second point – living a productive life.
Living A Productive Life
A productive life means that we enjoy every part of our lives. We have to understand that every important thing that we do is part of the life we are living right now. If you’re an employee working for 8-10 hours a day, that time-frame is actually part of your life. If you’re a businessman, every minute you spend talking to clients is part of your life. Every second, minute, hour, and day we spend on doing something is part of our lives. Living does not begin outside of our careers. Everyday we live whether we are at work or on a holiday. This is what it means to live a productive life.
A Lesson From Jack Ma
So what can we learn from this then? According to Jack Ma, life is so short to be so serious about work. Not being too serious about work based on the context of Jack Ma means that we do not overwork. Sometimes the simplest solution for our busyness is this: DO NOT OVERDO IT. Simply do what you can today, accomplish things on a daily basis, go home happy and satisfied with the work you have done, and rest. Live your life one day at a time so that whether you are in or out of your job, you can still enjoy and have that sense of fun and excitement within you.
Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy life.