Smartphone? Are You Captain or Captive?

Sustained, deep thinking is how we arrive at deep thought. Deep thought incites profound action. Amazing lives are made up of profound, sustained action.

You are capable of thinking anything you want, as deeply as you want. What sucks is, while we are capable of infinite thought, most have a shorter attention span than a goldfish.


Yes, science has proven that most humans now have an 8-second attention span (down from 15-seconds measured in 1995), whereas the common goldfish has an attention span of 9-seconds.

“Heavy multi-screeners find it difficult to filter out irrelevant stimuli,” the report concluded. “They’re more easily distracted by multiple streams of media.”

Our decline in attention span has been happening since the early 2000s, roughly coinciding with the advent of mobile phones.

So, you must deliberately make a choice every 8 seconds whether you should entertain the new thought or come back to the subject you started on.

Yes, I just now had to re-refocused my attention on focus.

Smartphones are designed to addictively bombard the mind, so it jumps from thought to thought. If unbridled, your thoughts will be like water and follow the course of least resistance.

Put down the smartphone occasionally and think and act deep. Create an amazing life!

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