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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
-- Jean Paul Richter
 

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Undivided attention

Let go of the constant feeling that you need to be doing something else. Let yourself focus completely and continuously on the work you’re now doing.

If you try to switch too quickly from one thing to another and back again, much of your attention gets left behind. Give each task the undivided attention it deserves.

Seek to stay singularly focused until you reach a natural stopping point. You can then fully let go of what you had been doing and move the whole of your attention on to something else.

Your attention is valuable, and deserves to be protected as you would protect your money or other valuables. Just because everyone wants it, is no reason to give it to them.

Enjoy the robust awareness that comes with deep, sustained investment of your attention. Gather novel, original insights rather than predictable, hollow impressions.

Step away from the meaningless noise, as enticing as it may be. Feel the freedom, create the space to truly think, focus and understand.

— Ralph Marston

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