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“Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence”
by Daniel Goleman

7 April 2023

The book, in one sentence

"Focus" explores the neuroscience behind attention and provides insights into how to cultivate focus to improve performance and well-being."

Short Summary

In Focus, Goleman explores the neuroscience behind attention and offers insights into how to cultivate focus to improve performance and well-being.

He explores the different types of attention, including open awareness and focused attention, and their respective roles in everyday life.

Goleman also offers practical guidance on managing digital distractions and explores the impact of technology on attention.

He provides readers with a framework for cultivating focus and improving overall well-being through a combination of research, real-life examples, and exercises.


Three key takeaways

  1. Different types of attention play different roles in everyday life, and cultivating both open awareness and focused attention is key to improving overall wellness.
  2. Digital distractions can have a detrimental effect on attention and well-being, and it is important to be able to manage them effectively.
  3. The cultivation of focus requires practice and intention, and the benefits can extend beyond improved performance to overall well-being.

Why Should I read this book?

You will find practical guidance on managing digital distractions by exploring technology’s impact on your attention.

The book provides a framework for cultivating focus, managing distractions, and improving overall well-being.

Focus is a great book if you struggle to focus and achieve your goals.

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