I’ve been thinking a lot about time management lately, but decidedly not in the way most people do.   Most people (at least the ones I know) want to figure out how to become more efficient with their time, how to get more done, how to get more focused.  That’s the very LAST thing I need. Since I was about 18 I’ve worked on that sort of time management and now have no trouble being time-wise, focused, and efficient.  My problem is just the opposite.  It’s about enjoying the present rather than using the present as a way to get to the future.

I’d say that’s also a huge problem in our culture and one that most people don’t realize they have.  I too never realized I did either, really, until recently, and I’m not sure I fully realize it now.

I used to roll my eyes when people talked about “living in the moment.”  For me it was all about accomplishment, getting things done, as well and quickly as possible.  One reason I’ve written so many books is because whenever I’m writing a book I’m thinking about the next one and I’m eager to get on to it; but you can’t write the next one until you finish the present one and so that’s incentive to work hard to get on to it so you can get to the one you want to do next.

But, well, what about

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