Stop trying so hard at things that don't matter to you, and start trying at things that do.

BETHANY BUTZER

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Stop trying so hard. Achieve more by doing less. | Bethany Butzer | TEDxUNYP

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upstream effort- effort exerted opposite to the flow of life.

downstram effort- effort exerted in the flow of life.

Top performers have a very clear idea of how they wanna feel everyday. They don't try harder when hit obstacle. They re-memorize. what are their core values. What are your core values what do you wanna feel.

Now, It's time to bring these values and feelings/emotions to the outer world. Act according to these values and feelings. Sometimes the choices of the decision will be against. But you need to take them Ex- quitting a famous job if it doesn't align with your values and feelings

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Scatter focus to be more productive

It's not just about fewer distractions but also about the mind being less stimulated.

If we are distracted in each moment, those moments of overstimulation add up to create a life that feels overwhelming

Scatter focus - let your mind deliberately wander, get bored. Boredom is moving from high stimulation to low stimulation - doing something that doesn't take up most of our attention. 

Because of where it wanders to (48% of the time towards the future as shown by research)... the mind connects different ideas & comes up with new plans - essentially makes us more effectively productive.

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