Where are YOU Investing your Attention today?
It’s all happening around us and we have to choose.
Choose where to invest our attention.
Attention is a seriously scarce resource.
Choosing where to invest attention is not easy.
What to read, what to listen, who to answer?
A spam from a scammer.
Hashtags which literally means nothing.
A message from the boss.
An email from a customer.
A sale that if you don’t avail today, it’s gone forever till… tomorrow!
A discount deal on a food you’ll never eat if you have to pay the full price.
A Facebook post of other countries, labeled as your own city.
Promises of a toothless tiger.
A new blog post.
An opportunity to invest.
Your child’s cry.
Your spouse complain.
Someone in need.
Goes on and on…
Attention is a scarce resource, and we need to use it wisely. It appears cheaper, but it’s perhaps the costliest thing out there. It often feels tempting to take what’s cheaper, believe what’s on post. It's also convenient as it never bothers your brain. But this is all too costly.
Sad news. We all get the same amount of attention to spend each day.
Good news. We all have a choice for how we spend/invest our attention.