Attentiveness (vs. Distraction)
Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration
To practice Attentiveness I will:
- look at people when they speak to me
- ask questions when I do not understand
- sit or stand up straight
- not draw attention to myself
- keep my eyes,ears, hands,feet, and mouth from distractions
Paying attention to people or tasks requires concentration and focus. It requires the use of all of our senses to focus and to consciously block distractions. Sometimes it helps to know why being attentive to someone or something is important. Relating attentiveness to a goal rather than just for the sake of paying attention helps to stay motivated. At this time of year, many people set goals for the new year.
What do you have to be attentive to in order to meet your New Year’s Resolutions?
“The true art of memory is the art of attention.” – Samuel Johnson
“Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” – Antisthenes