Frank Patrick


Posts tagged with "focus"

Jul 6

One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.


Chinese Proverb

(reblogged from simplyhasanah)

PM Link: A Day Without Distraction

Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus

The Discipline of DE (Do Easy)

I never thought I’d get lessons about mastery and efficiency from beat writer William Burroughs and indie film auteur Gus Van Sant.

DE is a way of doing. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE. You can start right now tidying up your flat, moving furniture or books, washing dishes, making tea, sorting papers. Don’t fumble, jerk, grab an object. Drop cool possessive fingers onto it like a gentle old cop making a soft arrest.”

The zen of planning, preparation, and execution…

It’s not the first shot that counts. It’s the first shot that hits.

How fast can you take your time?

[via Dangerous Minds]

May I Have Your Attention, Please - Linda Stone, who coined the term ‘continuous partial attention,’ riffs on the intricate connection between breathing, attention and our interactions with technology. More from Stone on time management.