The Value of Your Attention
We underestimate the value of our attention.
As technology makes us distracted, unable to concentrate or focus, we need to cultivate our attention spans and improve our clarity of thought.
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Learn how to notice small details.
It's not a superhuman ability. It's important to note when talking about Holmes that he has spent a lifetime cultivating the habits of mindfulness. So it's not like he was just born with this ability to be in touch with the world. What we choose to notice or not notice is a way of framing it in our own mind. We have a lot of bad habits in our mind, and we have to retrain ourselves to really notice the world. Everything we do rewires the brain, but we can rewire it in a way that mindfulness eventually becomes less of an effort. -- Konnikova
Give yourself monthly or daily challenges to form a new habit of observation.
Ideas could include trying new foods weekly and writing about them, noticing the color of a co-worker's shirt every day, or even just looking at a new piece of art closely once a day.
The idea is to gradually teach yourself to notice small details in your environment and daily life.
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You can take notes about the material to ask questions later or even send questions by email or ask for an appointment.
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If you try to force yourself to just memorize random facts, you’re likely to forget them.
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No matter how good your grades were at college, most of your learning takes place once you enter the workplace and start applying what you've learned.