Making The Best Of Our Most Fleeting Resource
We've all seen family members and dear friends pass away before their time and seen the quality of other lives cut painfully short by illness and disease. For many of us, it's during times like these that we recommit ourselves to spend whatever time we have left just as we want.
Yet this commitment, like one too many New Year's resolutions, often gets lost in the fog of the daily business grind.
But the staggering truth remains. The clock is ticking. We have serious choices to make. Choices about how we will spend our time, with whom we will spend our time, and what we will accomplish personally or professionally or die trying to accomplish.
The busiest of executives will quickly appreciate that time is our most fleeting resource, yet the one we sometimes feel little if any control over. The demands of organisational leadership are such that there never seems enough time to tackle all the important stuff. So, the reality is that we must be mindful to labor only on the most important of tasks to achieve the most critical ends.
Particularly for those entering the twilight of their careers, the stark questions are these: What will you devote yourself to? And what behaviours must you cease or start to make what's possible a reality?
The decision is yours, and mine...the outcomes uncertain...but remember, the clock is ticking down because we simply don't know how much time we have left.
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