In the modern day, everyone is constantly barraged with distraction. Whether the advertisements we casually glance at walking down the street or the onslaught of click bait ads and online postings, everybody wants your attention, big business even pays for it.
Millions of dollars each year are spent on marketing execs trying to figure out how to capture your attention and how to keep it long enough and in the exact right handling in order to sell you products. So in all this constant tug-of-war, what's a person to do in order to keep their attention for their own purposes and not entirely waste it for the means of all the other people vying to benefit from it?
One option of countering this trend is minimalism. Living simply with the less stuff in order to make the most of each of those selected things we do keep in our lives. We can counteract our fickle minds by deeply planting ourselves within specific realms of interest. Shallow distractions pale once we have created depthier contrasts.
The beauty of minimalism is that with this attitude, every moment becomes a blank canvas full of potential for recreating one's life with potency and focus. The less quantity we subscribe to the more depth we're able to dedicate to any one avenue. We essentially regain control of our attention and become free to dedicate it only to the things we ourselves find valuable.
In my own life I can honestly say that my lack of focus has long detrimented the gains I've made in my pursuits. Popular opinion today points to the existence of a hypothetical 10,000 hour rule in order to attain mastery, obviously with somewhat deliberate practice. The failure then of many people is their inability to decide on what's not important and fully dedicate themselves to only one or a few very important pursuits at once in order to attain real and substantial results.
I've recently taken steps in my introspections of identifying the core areas that I personally care about really enhancing in my life. It does seem beneficial to really outline specific activities and interests one wants to build themselves within. These are only general tenets of life not specific activities at this point but I really feel that by establishing the discipline of saying no to everything that falls outside of these tenets, eventually I will have created a more substantial personality.
My five key tenets are: enjoyment, dedication, people, knowledge and creativity. Click here to read more about these tenets and how they play important roles in my life.
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What does it mean to enter Heaven while we still walk the Earth? And what exactly does one have to do in order to enter it? These questions and so much more are examined and introspected upon in James Allen's All These Things Added.
The title, a guiding theme of the book, is borrowed from Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” As this Bible verse suggests, Allen's short book expresses priority of attaining the kingdom of God and personal righteousness in life and claims that all other aspects of one’s well being will fall into place after attaining this ideal state of spiritual renunciation and purity first. The book is written from the perspective of an author who has already undertaken the quest to relinquish selfishness and become entirely loving. The journey starts in hellish states of being and progressively enlightens readers as to the various stumbling blocks of human nature as one attempts to overcome their inner shortcomings.
The book is overflowing with wisdom and sage advice from a deeply spiritual and compassionate man. The suggestions come from Allen's personal experiences with overcoming his baser nature and of selfishness, attaining peace and joy as a loving being who identifies and lives as spirit.
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It's snowing. Again. It's always fucking snowing in the state of Iowa. At least, that's how it feels this year.
So in order to vent my cabin fever, today's post is about Spring. Spring cleaning to be specific. You see, as of late I have spent a good deal of time trying to get organized, scheduling and rescheduling perceived obligations, and looking for holes in my personality that have led to such a challenging few months.
But the truth is, as I've mentioned before, sometimes the problem is not as simple as it appears.
One approach, featured on the Happiness Project blog, approaches the organization problem with a simple strategy: don't get organized. Don't keep things around that you don't need and be honest with yourself. I mean, what are the odds that you're going to use that five-year-old coupon to El Pollo Loco?