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What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
-- Margaret Mead


Friday, November 22, 2002

Your attention

One of the most powerful things you have at your disposal is your attention. Whatever you focus your attention upon will grow stronger as a result.

Pay genuine attention to those you love, and the love between you will grow ever stronger. Pay full attention to the work you do and you’ll be vastly more effective at it. Give your positive attention to the people and things around you, and you’ll find yourself in ever-improving surroundings. Pay attention to the way your life is going, and it will begin moving in the direction you desire for it to move.

Attention is not always easy, because the world is filled with enticing distractions. Yet the very challenge of maintaining attention is what makes it so powerful, for when you commit to paying attention it draws out the best in you.

One of the most valuable things you can give to someone else is your attention. And one of the most effective ways to move your life and your world forward is by paying real attention to it.

Your attention will energize whatever you focus it upon. So direct it toward the best, the most positive and promising aspects of life, and great things will surely come about.

— Ralph Marston

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