Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Quote of The Day

Mindfulness over mind fullness
In martial art, we learn the impact of the Hick–Hyman Law: the more options you have, the longer it takes you to choose the most appropriate selection; or said another way, we suffer self-paralysis by over-analysis. Seeing this in the micro of combat sport, it was easy to observe it infiltrate my my educational studies, my professional project development, even my relationship growth. It was better to be the master of one, than a novice in too many.

Visualize what you want to achieve so clearly that you sense what it feels to move your shoulder there, and your knee here, place you foot here, and your elbow there. Practice your mental acuity daily and consistently. Do so with singular focus upon the goals in your nutrition, vocation, and the seemingly endless stream of domestic tasks which seem to manifest.

And when it comes time to move on to the next task in your day, set aside the previous completely... like serial monogamy. The key to excellence is in specialization, in being mindful. And the gate to accomplishing all of your varied tasks lies with what coaching psychologists call "attentional switching" - completely shift to the new focus and let the other percolate on the back-burners.
 -Scott Sonnon

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