Time without Attention is Worthless!
On the other hand, if someone said to me – “Hey Ryan, sorry but you have to come in to work today [Saturday], I know it’s your son’s birthday but its critical and you HAVE to come in. ” – It might have been different some years ago, but now, quite frankly, unless someone is going to DIE and I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN STOP IT… then I’m just not going in. Why??
Time is the one resource that is NOT RENEWABLE (ok, well, I don’t know anyone who lives outside the dimension of time… but maybe you do?)! Money? I can always make more. Food? I can always grow some. You get the idea…
So, that must really mean time is priceless, right?? Well, this weekend I was listening to what is fast becoming a favorite podcast of my, unsurprisingly for those of you that read my posts, by Tim Ferriss.
Time without Attention is meaningless. Attention is needed for both creativity and appreciation.
That’s a bit of a paraphrase, but most of it is there. What’s he’s referring to is the idea that in order to be creative you need to have your attention (intention) directed towards your creative goal. Similarly, in order to appreciate that which you already have in your life or that which you are creating, you must direct your attention (and intention) towards the present moment to enjoy the gifts that you have!
Without present moment awareness we can neither create that which we want or cherish that which we love.
There is much more great great stuff in the links I’ve provided. I hope you enjoy it, with attention and intention. It can change your life.
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