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Issue #95: How to Find Your Focus

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September 6 · Issue #95 · View online

Short pieces of advice from books



Learn to be creative amidst chaos
“Like it or not, we are constantly forced to juggle tasks and battle unwanted distractions—to truly set ourselves apart, we must learn to be creative amidst chaos.”
Draw a line
If you want to create something worthwhile with your life, you need to draw a line between the world’s demands and your own ambitions.
Be proactive
“Through our constant connectivity to each other, we have become increasingly reactive to what comes to us rather than being proactive about what matters most to us.”
To succeed you must resist and embrace distraction
“We’re asked to apply our intellectual capital to solve hard problems—a creative goal that requires uninterrupted focus. At the same time, we’re asked to be constantly available by e-mail and messenger and in meetings—an administrative goal that creates constant distraction. We’re being asked, in other words, to simultaneously resist and embrace distraction to advance in our careers—a troubling paradox.”
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