Posts Tagged ‘attention’

Life Test

Posted: May 6, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“Life tests all of us – pay attention and take notes.” -Unknown

Life Test

Posted: March 19, 2018 in Thought for the Day
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“Life tests all of us – pay attention and take notes.” -Proverb

“If you have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.” -Isaac Newton

“The truth is that paying attention to yourself doesn’t make you happy at all.  In fact, the more attention you give yourself, the less happy you’re likely to be.  Focusing inward can perpetuate your feelings of hopelessness.” –Mark Ford

“There are basically three types of salesmen: the bully, the charismatic, and the invisible man….  The best seller is the invisible salesman.  He focuses your attention on the product/service and the benefits it provides you.  Attending to your interests and reactions, he tailors his presentation to meet your wants, beliefs, and feelings.

When you’re in the presence of an invisible salesman, you may forget about him completely because you’re so excited about what you are about to buy.” -Mark Ford

“A new study by Microsoft found that the average person’s attention span has fallen to eight seconds.  Eight seconds. After that, people get bored or distracted.  This finding led Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to comment that the scarcest commodity of the near future will be ‘human attention’.” -Alexander Green

Can’t Remember

Posted: October 17, 2015 in Thought for the Day
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The first rule of remembering anything is that you have to be paying attention.” -Joshua Foer