the value of your attention depends on where you spend it.

the number of things that compete for your attention at any given moment is constantly growing: you can pay attention to the phone in your pocket, the e-mail in your inbox, the friend who is calling you right now, the book in front of you, the to-do item in your checklist, etc.

being able to constrain the number of things competing for your attention is more essential than ever for accomplishing anything effectively. 

you will rarely achieve this with willpower. instead, you’ll alter how easily distractions can get ahold of you: you’ll uninstall that addictive app, block your calendar, let your friends know that you’ll be offline for a couple of days, or in some cases put your phone in a different room. 

nothing discourages access like no access.

the pursuit of anything is only as effective as your ability to consistently pay attention to it. 

your ability to consistently pay attention is only as effective as your ability to limit the things in your field of attention. 
One of the things that distracted my attention in this post is the lack of capitalization at the beginning of sentences. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but this is what I chose to waste my comment on. 😎
2022-06-21 00:31:24
hahahahahahahaha. Sometimes I opt to not capitalize on anything as an act of rebellion - I just like to know that I can do it and not give a shit. Weird, I know. 
2022-06-21 04:28:43
Rupi Kaur has infinitely better reasons:'s%20work%20is%20written%20exclusively,punctuation%2C%20other%20than%20the%20period.
2022-06-21 04:29:29
Reminds me of the CEO of a Fortune 500 company I used to work for who used the signature "mark."
2022-06-21 13:32:56
hahahahahahahahahaa I don't know why I find that so amusing. 

It's definitely an archetype of some sort (which clearly I have this strange affinity for). 

Here's another one -- this executive I worked with just signed 's' (for Steve).

Zero practical reasons, I guarantee you he did it because he could. 
2022-06-23 04:46:10
I find it amusing as well. I guess when you get to the top, you can do whatever you want. It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll. 
2022-06-23 13:36:18
Senior exec I met a few weeks ago went on a 4 month hike from somewhere in the US to Canada. 

2022-06-23 18:27:42