Change Management Training Step 4: Focus

Start Less. Finish More.

The clock still counts off 24 hours every day. The calendar still tracks us through 7 days each week, 52 times a year. But our annual 365 days feel different now, because they’re being fragmented. We live our lives now in smaller pieces of time. And we’re still trying to figure out how to deal with this chopped-up existence.

There’s also the accelerating pace of change to consider. As our world speeds up, time seems to shrink. We’re caught up in this “age of instancy”—we even help feed the frenzy—and that adds to the feeling of stress. Most of us cram our lives too full of things that take more from us than they give. We struggle...