That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. [BusinessWeek, May 25 1998]
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.
Don’t focus on the mishaps; consider the pleasures instead.
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...
Hatred can’t erase love memories.You need to focus on anything else.
Every person sees the world through lenses of his or her own design—individual goggles that alter focus and perspective as desired. For those who wish the world to be dark and ugly and unapproachable, it is. But for those who wish it to be beautiful, it is a garden playground blooming with bright, happy colors.
I don’t judge people. It blurs out the center of my attention,my focus, myself.
Don’t worry about breaks every 20 minutes ruining your focus on a task. Contrary to what I might have guessed, taking regular breaks from mental tasks actually improves your creativity and productivity. Skipping breaks, on the other hand, leads to stress and fatigue.
We started the off-season program with intensity, focus and purpose and we started spring practice with intensity, focus and purpose. These are three important days for us. I want us to finish this week with the same kind of intensity, the same kind of focus and the same kind of purpose.
You have two voices, one that only you hear, and another that you speak out loud with, so others hear you. Regardless of what you actually say with your mouth, what matters is what your inner voice says, for this is the one you listen to the most.