Your presence here, reading this blog, suggests some choice on your part. Thank you, whether what brought you here was a search engine result or a newsreader subscription. But how much of the information seeking your attention today do you really want or need, and how much is just part of the daily deluge? What can you do to control unwanted, excess information that consumes your valuable time?
For one thing (or two), you can unsubscribe to email lists that aren’t really helpful to you anymore and stop following people on Twitter whose tweets are of no interest to you. Take time today to do a little communications housekeeping, and it will pay you back within days. Honestly!
Thanks to Rich Whittle at Business Opportunities Web log for the inspiration, and to Amy LeBlanc for his inspiration. And thanks to David Brooks of the NY Times for inspiring Amy. Brooks said, “Most successful people also have a phenomenal ability to consciously focus their attention…Control of attention is the ultimate individual power.” Take charge of what gets your attention for a richer, more successful 2009.