Category Archives: Attention

Train the Spotlight

Who is this for? Those who feel that the distractions in their lives keep them from accomplishing their goals.

From Jamie Phelps:

It’s up to me and you to be conscious of where we train the spotlight of our top-down attention. It also means taking appropriate measures to reduce the number of distractions and improve the signal to noise ratio for bottom-up attention stimuli so that when something comes in, it has a very good chance of being a welcome tap instead of a distraction.

Excellent 30,000 foot examination of how our attention, distractions and tendency to procrastinate interrelate. I’m particularly fond of the spotlight analogy that Jamie uses throughout the post to describe the singular nature of our attention.