Issue 61 - 03 | Quit Managing Your Time… and Start Managing Your AttentionBy Lee J. Colan & David Cottrell
Published Aug. 12, 2009 10:05 p.m.
You can’t manufacture time, you can’t reproduce time, you can’t slow time down or turn it around and make it run in the other direction.
You can’t trade bad hours for good ones, either. About all the time management you can do is to cram as much productive work as pos¬sible into each day.
What you can manage, however, is your attention.
Attention is a resource we all possess. It’s a lot like time. In fact, as long as we are awake, we produce a continuous stream of it. But how effectively do we use this valuable resource? That depends on where we direct our attention and how intensely we keep it focused to produce the desired results.”
About Lee J. Colan & David Cottrell | Lee J. Colan, Ph.D. is president of The L Group, Inc. He is a leadership advisor, speaker and author of 10 rapid-read books. Lee’s best-seller is titled Sticking to It: The Art of Adherence (yes, we must quit the good things so we can stick to the great things). Learn more at theLgroup.com.
David Cottrell, president and CEO of CornerStone Leadership Institute, is the author of more than 25 books, including the perennial best-selling Monday Morning Leadership. Learn more at CornerStoneLeadership.com.