Tag Archives: attention

Structured un-structure

At the beginning of this year I wrote about my desire to shift my focus more on Being and less on Doing.  In practice I found that very difficult.  My perception of the demands on my time, primarily from work, … Continue reading

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The opposite of patience is aggression

Most Sunday evenings I have the sense that I am standing on the edge of the week, about to dive in.  Sometimes excited, sometimes worried, often stirred up in some way.  This past week I found myself hoping for something … Continue reading

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Closing loops, opening loops

Two ideas came together for me in the course of the week that seem quite related:  one of my colleagues mentioned how much more difficult it is to close a loop than to open a loop, and David Allen’s recent … Continue reading

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Practice being ok with not knowing

I have been sitting with the question of knowing, and not knowing, and how sure I will ever be.  My conclusion is, not really sure, not ever.  But that does not stop me from wanting to know.  I think this … Continue reading

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Changing relationships, Lost connections

Circumstances change in our lives, and bring new relationships or end existing ones.  Sometimes a change in employment means that we don’t see the same people we used to see daily.  Sometimes the loss is more final – a death.   … Continue reading

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Real time feedback and stand up paddle boarding

This past weekend I went paddle boarding for the second time ever.  It was on a lake, with wind, and wakes from speed boats, and family members nearby on paddle boards and in kayaks.  And everyone says how easy it … Continue reading

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Switching costs are real!

We talk about switching costs at my workplace – the time spent moving attention from one project to another.  Changing your focus requires you to wrap up what you are doing, perhaps before you had brought it to a natural … Continue reading

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