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Archive for March 28, 2015

Too much attention can be a deficit

Sometimes you need to unfocus

Sometimes you need to unfocus

Sometimes being too focused on a task is not a good thing.┬áDuring tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail to notice there is a better way to get the job done. For example, let’s say you are coming out of a New York City subway one late afternoon and you want to find out which way is west. You might begin to scan street signs and then suddenly realize that you could just look for the setting sun.

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