Working Wisdom: Are You Focusing on the Things That Matter Most?

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
– Goethe

At the end of the day, how much time and energy have you spent on the things that are really important to you?  If you’re like most of us, the pressing urgency of unimportant distractions often interrupts our best intentions to focus on the important.  Life is too short.  Taking time for those people and activities that are important to us is not being selfish – it is a necessary practice that leads to greater joy arising from helping others.  Think about it:  at the end of our lives, what’s really important is the time and attention that we’ve spent the majority of our time focusing on the things that matter most, rather than those that matter least.

Working Wisdom uses my favorite quotes to think about work in a new way.

Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model.  An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” by watching her TEDx Talk on YouTube.  To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to

One thought on “Working Wisdom: Are You Focusing on the Things That Matter Most?

  1. This is so very true, what we maintain lasts, what we neglect does not. I have learned that maintaining relationships with people are a more important use of my time than maintaining things.

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