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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The real You, part 1 | The real You, part 2 | The real You, part 3 | The real You, part 4
How do you excavate the real Self?
To get the real You out from under the junk means dismantling. Deconstructing. Breaking down patterns. Stepping out of systems. Losing dependencies. Setting boundaries.
We all get stuck… Continue reading
Fear is a primary motivation for a lot of our behaviors.
Sometimes that’s good. Fear is a functional response, and it serves a purpose.
The problem is that fear – this important, built-in alert system— has no off setting. That’s good, because you can’t always predict danger, and you need your alert system to be on when threats arise unexpectedly. (After all, if you know a threat is… Continue reading
If you’re wanting to be happier, to regain control of your life, you’ve got to quit adding to the junk pile.
The junk pile is the opposite of the real You.
And if you want more joy, more power, and more freedom, you need less junk and more You.
You figure out, of all the inputs in your life, what’s feeding the real… Continue reading
Nothing is really neutral.
Every input or output of your life is influencing you one way or another.
However, some of the items have such negligible influence that messing around with them is a waste of energy.
You’re not going to feel their effect, not very much, maybe not for a long while.
There is a time and a place for assessing and messing… Continue reading
If you feel like your life is out of control, try this:
Step 1: Take inventory
To understand what is actually happening in your life – which is a step you need to take in order to take control of what is happening in your life – take inventory. Do this first, before you make any changes. Until you take inventory, you don’t know what you need to change… Continue reading