The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying present have benefits: practicing mindfulness for 10 minutes a day, for example, can enhance leadership effectiveness by helping you become more able to regulate your emotions and make sense of past experiences. (May 12, 2017)
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Your brain takes pleasure in exploring areas that motivate you – take that motivation a step further to learn new and exciting things. Learn how to make a new dish, read a book outside of your usual genre, or mix up your workout routine. Focusing on what matters to and motivates you actually increases the rate at which you learn.
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