Daniel Goleman: Why Professionals Need Focus
3 types of focus
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The importance of focus
Our focus matters immensely in everything we do. The better we can pay attention, the more excellent the results in everything from learning to leadership.
There are many varieties of attention: getting a job done well requires applying concentration, for instance, while creative insights flow best when we are in a loose, open awareness.
3 types of focus
Being intentional with our focus
While today's technologies have many advantages, we have to learn to be more intentional about focusing – for instance, carving out space in our day when we can concentrate without such distractions.
We also need to strengthen our focus. It works like a muscle: there are workouts for the focusing circuitry in the brain which can help us sustain focus better.
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