Dan Ariely talks about what he calls the present bias focus.
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In this excellent talk at Columbia University, Srikumar Rao offers precisely the kind of cognitive toolkit to combat our ingrained preoccupation with success/fail outcomes standing between us and our own happiness.
To be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax.
– David Allen
These are the moments when disconnection shows its glorious face, when life is in full force, when we are fully connected to the world immediately around us, while disconnected from the world at large.
– Leo Babauta in his book, Focus
I like my resistance because it tells me exactly what I should do. Anything that the resistance warns me against is what I do.
If the problem is that these separate processes of creating, consuming and communicating get in the way of each other, the solution is obvious: we need to separate the processes. We need to create at different times than we consume and communicate.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
– Lao Tzu via Focus
An interesting third approach is one developed by a man named Paul Pimsleur. Pimsleur dedicated his life to understanding and improving language learning process. He observed that the first time you learned a new word, you’d forget it almost immediately. But if you reviewed it again as you were about to forget it, each subsequent review would exponentially increase the staying power of the word.