Back to the Productivity Dictionary
a. The act of attending to someone or something, taking notice, turning your inward and outward senses toward in order to perceive and understand.
b. You can have different types of attention.
- Cursory attention (fleeting)
- Demanded attention (obligatory)
- Chosen attention (free, undivided)
When the third type/level of attention becomes intent, full, it is focus.
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Anytime you want. It doesn’t have to begin on Monday morning, or Sunday evening, or whenever your standard “start time” is… You’ve botched a couple of days, or got sick? Okay. It happens. Breathe, and start your week when you decide to start it. Now. In an hour. Tomorrow morning.
With room for restarts. Restarts are allowed.
Expecting success, not perfection. A focus on perfection has a… Continue reading
Priming is a psychological term which Daniel Kahneman discusses in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow:
Another major advance in our understanding of memory was the discovery that priming is not restricted to concepts and words. You cannot know this from conscious experience, of course, but you must accept the alien idea that your actions and your emotions can be primed by events of which you are… Continue reading
“Waiting for the right time” is not a real thing.
It is a half-assed way of saying that you are afraid to begin.
Why are you afraid to begin?
I see a hundred hands going up, a hundred voices saying, “Now hold on just a minute, that’s not what I mean at all…”
And then you’re telling me about how you’re halfway through school, or you have a… Continue reading
1. Look for advice and solutions on social media.
2. Stay busy. A packed schedule is the sign of a meaningful life.
3. Say yes to everything.
4. Accept guilt as a valid indicator.
5. Never sit still.
6. Consume all the information before you without any thought about its source or perspective.
7. Keep up with trends.
8. Watch the news. Read the… Continue reading