When it comes to focus, knowing what to ignore is as important — if not more — than what to focus on. Selective ignorance is not about lack of knowledge of information. Instead, it’s intentionally choosing subjects, facts, people, that you do not wish to know about.
Selective Ignorance: A Blessing in a World of Chaos
Getting out of the box means sticking with the problem longer, and looking at it from various sides to go beyond the obvious answer. It takes effort, but the alternative is missing opportunities and perpetuating preventable inefficiencies.
If you're a perfectionist, you probably dwell on a task for so long that when you notice, a big chunk of your time is gone. To avoid perfectionism, having a definite cut-off time for a task is one of the best strategies you can use.
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