INTEREST. Here is the key to the whole thing. If and when you are truly interested in what you are doing, or are about to do, then you will center your attention on it with little or no effort, and almost irrespective of the attendant conditions.
The most valuable commodity of the 21st century will be undivided attention.
Recently, the search for what he calls “the splinters that make up different attention problems” has taken Castellanos in a new direction. First, he explains that your brain is far less concerned with your brilliant ideas or searing emotions than with its own internal “gyroscopic busyness,” which consumes 65 percent of its total energy. Every...
Your motivations–get that promotion, throw the best parties, run for public office–aren’t impersonal abstractions but powerfully reflect who you are and what you focus on. An individual’s goals figure prominently in the theories of personality first developed by the Harvard psychologist Henry Murray. According to his successor David McClelland, what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the will...
The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real.
His attention means nothing if you don’t have his respect.
The greatest gift you can give anyone is your undivided attention…
I don’t judge people. It blurs out the center of my attention,my focus, myself.
More people should visit Antarctica, metaphorically speaking, on their own. That is one of the conclusions I have reached, one of my recommendations: explore something, even if it’s just a bookshelf. Make a stab in the dark. Read off the beaten path. Your attention is precious. Be careful of other people trying to direct how...
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.
Certainly, historically, there has been more attention given in the international media to Indian English-language writers than to Pakistani English-language writers. But that, in my opinion, was justified by the sheer number of excellent writers coming from India and the Indian diaspora.
As if it would slide off their brains at an angle, leaving a scuff mark.
All night my heart makes its wayhowever it can over the rough groundof uncertainties, but only until nightmeets and then is overwhelmed bymorning, the light deepening, thewind easing and just waiting, as Itoo wait (and when have I ever beendisappointed?) for redbird to sing
Cabel gives her a quizzical look. “I am totally not getting enough attention here.
I think there was a sense that the impact was being lost because the audience was so familiar with the form. You combine that with people’s attention spans, which are clearly conditioned to be shorter now, and there’s a need to vary the paradigm.