Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of the year wisdom

I just finished reading a book called "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done" by Peter Bregman. I found it in the library the other day, so I checked it out and brought it home. I'm always grabbing for these self help books because I do get distracted and I don't get as much done as I would like to on my artwork. Well, I read this book all the way through and I thought it was very, very good.

Yes, like most self help books of this type, he covers all the information about getting organized with lists. But then, he goes beyond. He covers topics that I have always been left wondering about. So this is my book of the "end of the" year. This is the one that is taking me into another dimension of myself and I am optimistic about these fascinating insights.
There's a harder set of distractions to master: the distractions you can't blame on anyone else. The distractions you create yourself. 
"The rule is simple: When you want to do something, Focus.  When you don't want to do something, Distract." 
Distraction, used intentionally, can be an asset! You may want to distract from "Y" so you can focus on "X". 
The world doesn't reward perfection. It rewards productivity!
Your mind can help you move forward or can get in the way. Choose the fantasy world that supports you.

Yup! A great book. I will refer to it again and again. 

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