We say “time flies.”
But time doesn’t know how to fly. Time only knows one pace – it just plods along, day after day. What flies is our attention – from one thing to another.
To look back with a sense of peace we need to stop managing time and start managing our attention and our energy.
We each have a say in where our attention goes and the amount of energy that we put toward the things that are important. Decide today that you are going to be in charge of your calendar. Not the other way around.
Let me share 3 tips that will be instrumental in moving you forward – at a pace that is right for you. Then you will be able to wave the “I did what I said I was going to do” banner:
- COMMIT. Set your intentions, then schedule them. And I mean SCHEDULE them. Write them in your calendar, in ink.
- CURATE. Cull your list to 3 items on your active get-to-do list. The master lists will always be waiting.
- FOCUS. Your energy flows where your attention goes. Do what you must to defend your attention. Close a door, go to your room or get out of the house. Work in short bursts.