The Leader’s Playbook-5: Taking the time to think

We live in an incredibly saturating world now.  Technology is wonderful, but at times can be overwhelming.

Literally, by the second we are faced with smartphones, cable TV, the internet, tablets etc.  The onslaught of available inputs is out of control.  It is impossible now to actually be bored – as long as you have a signal and battery life.

One of the things I’m working on now is trying to cut away from these things.  To turn off my cell phone, step away from the internet… and simply and purely find the time to think, focus, and concentrate.  To focus on the essential and the vital, and to understand what is really essential, and equally important what is not.  I’m blocking time each day to do this.

Time is the most valuable thing in life…  and for me, I certainly need to constantly remind myself to concentrate and focus on the most vital and essential things.  I have a lot of room for improvement!

Book recommendation: Greg McKeown’s book “Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”.