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Medioeval Monks

Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. Concentration was their lifelong work! They complained about being overloaded with information. They were frustrated by their desire to stare out of the window or to constantly check to think about food or sex when they were supposed to be thinking about God. They were frustrated by their desire to stare out of the window, or to constantly check on the time (in their case, with the Sun as their clock), or to think about food or sex when they were supposed to be thinking of God. They worried about getting distracted in their dreams.

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Lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button ...

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Caveat cogitator: the problem of concentration is recursive. Any strategy for sidestepping distraction calls for strategies on sidestepping distraction. When Cassian made one of his simplest recommendations — repeat a psalm over and over, to keep your brain reined in — he knew what he was going to hear next. ‘How can we stay fixated on that verse?’ the monks would ask. Distraction is an old problem, and so is the fantasy that it can be dodged once and for all. There were just as many exciting things to think about 1,600 years ago as there are now. Sometimes it boggled the mind.

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1. Mission common solid

In Sparta everything revolved around the militia. The goal was simple and clear: to win all wars. In the Agoge (war academy for young men) obedience, sacrifice, discipline, bravery, self-control and the best tactics to become a warrior were taught.

What is your common mission? Is there any discipline among your team members?

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A New Way to Understand Habits

When we want to achieve changes in our life, the first thing that comes to mind is that we have to change our habits and be more “productive”. 

However, despite the fact that we know the habits that would favor us, we have no reasons that support the fact of wanting to form good habits

And this, although it may seem irrelevant, can play a fundamental role in our motivation, because we will have a why behind what we do. 

Therefore, in this article, I will give you 3 possible answers to this question.

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