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Improving Your Ability to Pay Attention

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Day in and day out, we plunge ourselves into a mad rush of activity, and the resulting brain overload has led to the point where our entire society is suffering from attention deficit. Attention is as complex as the weather -- influenced by many factors -- but it's much easier to change. It's not an on/off thing, either. During a typical day, your attention goes through many gradations as white does on its way to black and back. Genetics influence attention, and you can't control that, but with work you can keep attention where you want it most of the time.

Here are some steps you can take to improve your ability to pay attention:

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