“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” – John Wooden
Labor Day is a national holiday in the United States that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Originally organized to celebrate various associations’ victories in the American labor movement, Labor Day has become a a day of rest, a temporary respite from the activities of the workaday world.
To my mind, Labor Day should also be a time of reflection, a day in which we can consider the nature and quality of our nearly ceaseless activity. Asking questions like: “Is this activity making the world a better place?” or “Is this activity bringing about the advancement of virtue in the world?” is a good place to start.
Take care that you don’t do as so many do and hide in the wearisome “comfort” of a busy life. Busyness devoid of true purpose is frenzy. You are here to achieve great things, to make a positive difference in the world.
Happy Labor Day!