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Important Concepts From The Book

Important Concepts From The Book

  • Attention Matters.
  • Your attention is the most precious commodity in the world.
  • Practice low stimulation.
  • Doing nothing is not a waste of time.

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Why Focus Matters??

In any given moment, we are always focusing on something.

Get the phone out of your immediate vicinity for most of the day. This is a theme that I think will crop up more and more in this book, and something I’m become more convicted about.

One of the best ways to foster creativity and additional productivity is learning to unfocus – to step back and gain some space, uninterrupted by something vying for your attention.

Pay attention to nothing and let the mind wander.

Studies show we go an average of 40 seconds when working on a computer before becoming distracted or interrupted

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Why Focus Matters

Studies show we can work for an average of just forty seconds in front of a computer before we’re either distracted or interrupted. (Needless to say, we do our best work when we attend to a task for a lot longer than forty seconds.)

We all are distracted by something else all the time. Being busy and being productive are two different things. The first thing lacks focus, which makes the work productive.   

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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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Change And The Brain

Our brain makes strong connections based on repetitive thoughts and actions in order to expend less energy. Change makes your brain diverge from those established connections, so it resists.

Constantly redirecting our natural tendencies, to new ones, our bodies eventually adapt and adjust.

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