Finding calm in a forest of squirrels

It’s all squirrels. We race from topic to topic in a constant state of distraction. Begin to think about what it would take to achieve world peace, and — Squirrel! Try to understand how the economy works and — Squirrel!

Sit. Sift. Listen. Somehow, find a way to hear the messages you need to hear, and one at a time. The imperative is to triumph over the squirrels lest you succumb to the cacophony.

Concentrate. Stay focused while the world about you is in chaos. That’s the main task. And don’t multitask. Stay on task until it’s finished, then — and only then — move to the next task.

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