Concentration improves results in business and private life. Shepherds cull herds to prevent contagious sickness to spread. By nurturing only healthy sheep, they ensure an optimal result. The benefits of concentration also apply to human affairs. Minimizing stress involves abandoning wasteful activities and focusing our time in areas of importance.
Why you need to abandon wasteful activities
Selection frees up time for what really counts. Every
man should aim at a future that is better than his present. Know your
priorities and reaffirm them at every opportunity. Clever retailers sell
slow-moving items at low prices in order to make space for more popular
goods. In order to minimize stress, we need to make clear decisions and
abandon unattainable goals.
Individuals succeed in reducing
stress when they acquire a rational approach to living. Anxiety
disappears from our lives when we follow logical and consistent
principles. Thinking long-term allows man to identify his goals and
priorities. Thoughtfulness allows man to gain visibility and increase
Before moving forward, it is wise to clear the path
Productivity experts advise workers to clear up
the factory floor in order to allow them to see their own mistakes. It
is only after misplaced tools and obsolete inventory have been removed
that people figure out how to improve and change their ways. Without
visibility, there can be no transformation. Without choices, there can
be no progress.
Setting priorities and making rational decisions
constitute the best way to reduce stress in our lives. A cluttered
agenda is a cage full of paradise birds waiting to be released. Those
birds are your best ideas, the ones that you have not yet formulated.
Simplify your life and sharpen your ambitions. The birds are ready to
fly. Open the cage door and set them free.
For more information about rational living and personal development, I refer you to my book The 10 Principles of Rational Living
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