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Why Focus Makes Us Smarter

Why Focus Makes Us Smarter
by Jason Selk Focus makes us smarter. In a recent study using mice, when their attention improved, so did their cognitive performance. The same is true for humans. In any endeavor, whether it's to beat a world record in sports or become your company's CEO, when people learn to increase their focus, they get smarter, more productive, and perform better. Here are eight ways to sharpen your focus and become smarter.Stop putting out fires.Stop allowing yourself to be distracted by dramas and emergencies. Be willing to disappoint.When focusing on getting your top three process goals done every day, you may disappoint colleagues, clients, and customers from time to time by not dropping everything to help them. Resist temptation.There's only so much self-control in your personal budget, so spend it on what's most important. Moderate "performance arousal." Maintain a healthy body.Sharp focus is dependent on good health. Dr.

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