You’ve probably heard all the tips for managing your time more effectively.
They make sense. They’re useful, and yet, when you focus on wrangling back some of your time, you’re focusing on a symptom, not the disease.
I want to go deeper. I want to talk about the need to manage your attention.
Are they related … managing time and managing attention?
Of course. But managing time has to be done in the service of managing your attention and keeping your focus.
Otherwise, all you’re doing is ending up with a bit more time and still no clear idea of what you need it for or what you’re gonna do with it!
The goal of managing attention is far more critical. That said, you can only achieve it by managing your time.
Case in point: