“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
—David Allen, Author of Getting Things Done
When was the last time you sat down to watch TV, search the web, or venture into your inbox, then found that somehow, hours of your life were stolen?
Our frenetically-paced world has more time thieves than ever, and if we are not careful we can all fall victim to it.
Fortunately, more of us are becoming aware of these time heists, and are learning to set up our own security systems and keep the intruders at bay.
Today’s quote coaches us to exercise our own attention/mindfulness muscles and better allocate our time to more deserving pursuits.
One strategy I often pursue with my coaching clients is to create a time log or journal that tracks where time goes when it “flies.”