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When we stop actively listening to others, we also lose one of the easiest ways for us to grow.
You don't have to be a senior to experience a "senior moment," meaning you forget an otherwise familiar word or name, or can't exactly remember what you planned to do the next minute. It happens throughout life, it just seems to happen more frequently with age. But it's not always due to mental decline in our later years that we lose track of things.
According to a recent study by Microsoft, the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000, down to a pathetic eight seconds today. Believe it or not, a goldfish can concentrate for nine seconds. Why can't we focus?
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What are the two most valuable personal resources in the world today? I've come to believe that the most precious of personal assets are time and attention. Not sure you agree? Let me make my case.
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