Manage Your Attention Rather Than Your Time

Tunnels of Time
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We are always on the look out for ways to better manage our time. The problem with that is we don’t realize that time is fixed for everyone, you can not “make” more time, you can not get back lost time.

“The myth of time management never dies. Many people enroll in ‘time management’ classes and learn techniques like making to-do lists. That’s fine. Lists can be useful, even satisfying. It’s great to experience that rush–Ahhhh!–as we check something off the list. However, by the end of the day, or the week, or the month, most people discover projects that are still not checked off and some projects they haven’t even started. That’s when frustration begins to set in. The time is gone, and there’s no way to get it back.

It was stated recently on that there really isn’t a sure way of managing your time, which I would have to agree with. However, you can manage your attention during your waking hours of the day and night. This is where you will be able to manage what you spend your attention on getting done, getting started, and so on.

As long as you’re awake you have the power to continuously produce more attention. Now, what you do with that powerful gift is up to you. This is where you need to manage what you focus your attention on, how long you keep your attention focused, and the drive that you have to keep your attention on one thing until it is accomplished.

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