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More Reflection, Less Action

Instead, we too often view the opposite of “doing” as “not doing,” and then demonize inaction. In fact, good judgment grows out of reflection, and reflection requires the sort of quiet time that gets crowded out by the next demand.

Don’t mistake inactivity for laziness, for doing nothing could also be deep thinking, or sleeping for that matter.  Clarity emerges from an over-connected mind trying to be blank.

Sometimes the mind needs nothing other to do than to rest.

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It’s possible to be both intensely focused at work and also intensely engaged in other people’s lives; ambitious in the world and generously giving in relationships, discerning and perceptive about people and their foibles, but simultaneously able to focus on the best in each of them.

— Tony Schwartz, “What I Learned From My Daughter’s Wedding
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Attention is under siege.

Tony Schwartz

Not to mention we (as humans) can’t work at high speeds at all times.  Humans are not their digital devices. 

“Pulse.”