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Life & Philosophy

To Put a Name to a Face

 put a face to a name

Everyone wants to put a face to a name but more often people end up applying a predetermined name to a face.

People exist as adjectives before we get to know their names. We identify them by the way they look and style themselves. That person is attractive. He or she dresses well. That man needs a desperate haircut!

It’s human nature to prejudge an anonymous person. Even the most open-minded people have to control their own bias.

That’s why we have to go deeper. More than looks, more than style, even more than a name, is character. We have to get to know other people before we can make a judgment about them.

What’s on the inside of the person’s face? Your character is also their center of attention.

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Life & Philosophy Productivity & Work

Focus is scarce

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The market is fighting for your attention. You’re one click/touch away from succumbing and losing a grasp on your next big idea.

What’s gratifying right now is probably unimportant and too brief to remember. For many people, those quick hits of happiness through distraction eventually add up to a bunch of regrets.

You can like, share, or comment in two seconds or you can spend that time concentrating on shipping something impactful that everyone will help share for you.

Be disciplined; acknowledge life’s ticking clock and push onward with full focus on your craft. Create and deliver with determination or self-destruct into the abyss of futile networking.