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Jun 17, 2010

"The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention." --Richard Moss

The Benefits of Single-Tasking

Doing several things at once is a trick we play on ourselves, thinking we're getting more done. In reality, our productivity goes down by as much as 40%. We don't actually multitask. We switch-task, rapidly shifting from one thing to another, interrupting ourselves unproductively, and losing time in the process. In this article, a Harvard Business Review blogger Peter Bregman writes about his one-week experiment with single-tasking, where he committed to deeply engaging with whatever was in front of him. He shares six lessons from his experience....

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BE THE CHANGE
Take the one-week challenge: abstain from all multi-tasking and give the gift of your pure attention. (And if you do try it, come back and share what you learned in the comments!)



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