How can we stay focused?

The cacophony of our world offers a multitude of opportunities for distraction from the critical issue on which we must be concentrated. The idea of multitasking is really an illusion because our minds can really focus on only one thing at a time. Practically, we may have several computer applications open yet be frustrated about how to prioritize our time on them.
Focused behavior, not unlike listening, cannot really be taught. Like a good listener, we must make a conscious, deliberate commitment to concentrate on our topic and discard conflicting information that interferes with our endeavor. However, with practice we can improve our ability to focus intently on the topic or project at hand and increase our sense of satisfaction in the process.
Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

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The joy of work

It is not unusual for us not to realize how much we enjoy our work until, for some reason or another, we no longer have it. And even work that may not have been preferred can become joyful if we choose to see it as such. Given the prospect of increased longevity, we are well-advised to continue to be productive for many years past the traditional age of retirement.
In his book, The Re-invention of Work, Mathew Fox has this to say, “Work comes from inside out; work is the expression of our soul, our inner being. It is unique to the individual; it is creative. Work is an expression of the Spirit at work in the world through us. Work is that which puts us in touch with others, not so much at the level of personal interaction, but at the level of service in the community.” And later, “We are indeed homo faber, a species content only if we have work.”

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.