The costs of inattention

Is attention really all that important?  Yeah, actually it is. The cost of our inattention is real and the consequences are enormous. And I don’t mean just financial costs. There are tangible personal, professional, and societal costs to our individual and collective lack of attention.

At a personal level, our health, our relationships, and our opportunities for career advancement suffer significantly when we don’t give thoughtful attention to ourselves and the people we care about most. Professionally, the lack of attention has a dramatic negative impact on our productivity, employee engagement, sales, and bottom0line results. Globally, our carelessness had led to irreparable harm to our natural resources, plan and animal specifies, and the planet itself.

The price we are paying for our inattention is far too great.

You get just one life to lead. How do you want to spend it? Overwhelmed, overstressed and overtired? Or joyful, productive and attentive? Are you squandering the amazing talents and skills you possess because you can’t stay focused at work? We have only one planet to care for. What kind of legacy and world are we leaving to our grandchildren?

 

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