"There’s no such thing as time management. There’s only choice management. We use time as an excuse when we don’t like our choices." Dr Peter Fuda
Another brilliant insight I heard recently from business and leadership transformation guru Dr Peter Fuda.
We all have 24x7 but some seem to make it go so much further whilst others use time to justify what they haven't achieved or done.
Choosing what to focus on is part of the answer but where most leaders and people generally get it wrong is choosing what NOT to focus on.
We don't like saying 'no'. Saying no may upset people, may feel negative, may result in sunk costs, may slow momentum.
Not saying no however has far worse consequences resulting in overload, misalignment, team dysfunction, missing goals, confusion and disengagement.
As Steve Jobs famously said... "People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.
You have to pick carefully." Choice management is the key.