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Control your attention, free up your time

Nancy Fouts

You must control your attention in order to control your life, writes Maura Thomas for Harvard Business Review.

In his book The Principles of Psychology, published in 1890, the celebrated American philosopher and psychologist William James wrote: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”

In 1890, there were distractions, of course there were, but it was nothing like 2018. The telephone was new technology to James and his contemporaries. Now, post-digital revolution and the advent of the internet we are connected 24-7. The distractions are endless.

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