Mental orbit

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We are distractible, drawn away from our mental orbit into the wrath of flying tweets and other snackable debris.

We need reminders to sustain our attention: sticky notes, to-do lists, meditations, and positive mantras. As Simon Critchley writes in his 2015 Memory Theatre novel:

Memory is repetition. Sure. But it is repetition with a difference. It is not recitation. It is repetition that creates a felt variation in the way things appear. Repetition is what makes possible novelty. This is what Mark E. Smith meant. Memory needs to be imagintion. (Location 684)

There’s no sticktoitiveness without a magnetic force staged to prompt us along. We must surround ourselves with priorities and push.

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Author: wells baum aka bombtune

A daily blogger who connects the dots between beats, culture, and technology.

2 thoughts on “Mental orbit”

  1. This is such a great reminder. Especially when your business includes engaging in social media! It’s important to have strong goals to keep you focused on the prize! Thanks for sharing!

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