Ten Differences Between Being Busy and Being Productive

Being busy decreases connection.             Being productive increases connection.

Being busy is exhausting.                            Being productive is energizing.

Being busy is an excuse.                              Being productive is an explanation.

Being busy loses time.                                  Being productive gains time.

Being busy is avoidance.                              Being productive is achievement.

Being busy is distracted.                               Being productive is focused.

Being busy repels others.                              Being productive attracts others.

Being busy builds barriers.                           Being productive builds bridges.

Being busy takes you nowhere.                    Being productive takes you somewhere.

Being busy is ignored and criticized.           Being productive is noticed and recognized.

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Ten Differences Between Email and In Person Communication

Email is evasive.                       In Person is persuasive.

Email creates confusion.        In Person creates clarity.

Email wastes time.                   In Person saves time.

Email is delayed.                       In Person is immediate.

Email is for lazy followers.     In Person is for active leaders.

Email encourages unhealthy avoidance.     In person encourages healthy confrontation.

Email is spontaneous.             In person is disciplined.

Email keeps you stuck.           In person moves you forward.

Email gets nothing done.       In person gets things done.

Email shows a lack of connection.                In person shows an abundance of connection.

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Ten Differences Between Celebrants and Non-Celebrants

Celebrants choose to remember.                           Non-celebrants choose to forget.

Celebrants plan ahead.                                             Non-celebrants are spontaneous.

Celebrants are better givers.                                   Non-celebrants are better receivers.

Celebrants lead and organize.                                Non-celebrants follow and attend.

Celebrants generate and execute ideas.                Non-celebrants stand back and watch.

Celebrants are proactive and productive.            Non-celebrants are reactive and reliant.

Celebrants want to improve.                                    Non-celebrants want to stay the same.

Celebrants avoid recognition.                                   Non-celebrants crave recognition.

Celebrants stay in the background.                         Non-celebrants are front and centre.

Celebrants put others first.                                        Non-celebrants put themselves first.

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Ten Differences Between Arguing and Discussing

Arguing is wounding.                                          Discussing is healing.

Arguing is endless.                                              Discussing is finite.

Arguing is exhausting.                                        Discussing is energizing.

Arguing is competitive.                                       Discussing is collaborative.

Arguing is about losing.                                      Discussing is about winning.

Arguing is heated.                                                 Discussing is chilled.

Arguing estranges people.                                   Discussing engages people.

Arguing leads nowhere.                                        Discussing leads somewhere.

Arguing brings people down.                               Discussing lifts people up.

Arguing wastes time, money and energy.           Discussing saves time, money and energy.

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Ten Differences Between Errors and Mistakes

Errors are small and costly.        Mistakes are big and expensive.

Errors are fixable.                          Mistakes are irreparable.

Errors are missed.                          Mistakes are noticed.

Errors are forgotten.                      Mistakes are remembered.

Errors are owned.                            Mistakes are avoided.

Errors are forgiven.                         Mistakes are blamed.

Errors are temporary.                      Mistakes are permanent.

Errors build bridges.                        Mistakes build walls.

Errors bring people together.        Mistakes tear people apart.

Errors create opportunities.           Mistakes create challenges.

 

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Ten Differences Between Dictating and Collaborating

Dictating is telling.                                          Collaborating is asking.

Dictating creates endings.                             Collaborating creates beginnings.

Dictating wants to change nothing.            Collaborating wants to change everything.

Dictating builds impenetrable walls.          Collaborating builds accessible bridges.

Dictating encourages confrontation.           Collaborating encourages conversation.

Dictating pushes people away.                       Collaborating pulls people in.

Dictating results in negative reactions.       Collaborating results in positive responses.

Dictating is heard and ignored.                       Collaborating is listened to and understood.

Dictating is self focused and interested.        Collaborating is other focused and interested.

Dictating is keeping information from others.  Collaborating is sharing information with others.

 

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Ten Differences Between Assuming and Avoiding Responsibility

Assuming responsibility sets you free. Avoiding responsibility keeps you trapped.

Assuming responsibility means taking risks. Avoiding responsibility means playing it safe.

Assuming responsibility moves you forward. Avoiding responsibility holds you back.

Assuming responsibility makes things happen. Avoiding responsibility lets things happen.

Assuming responsibility gets you noticed. Avoiding responsibility gets you ignored.

Assuming responsibility gives you the chance to change. Avoiding responsibility gives you the chance to stay the same.

Assuming responsibility makes you a grateful giver. Avoiding responsibility makes you a thankless taker.

Assuming responsibility presents many opportunities. Avoiding responsibility presents many challenges.

Assuming responsibility shows that you embrace the best. Avoiding responsibility shows that you fear the worst.

Assuming responsibility makes you positive and progressive. Avoiding responsibility makes you negative and nervous.

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