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.
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 company focused on techniques to eliminate the 5 workplace stressors that create and sustain burnout: Job Change, Organizational Change, Work-Life Imbalance, Poor Leadership and Management, and Ineffective Human Resources. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, author, blogger, career coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action,” watch her TEDx Talk on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkI69zJzLI. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.