What is thinking? I bet you have never thought of it this way

I am continually drawn to those that write about the benefits of focus and the unproductiveness of multi-tasking.

When I read the article based on William Deresiewicz's Solitude and leadership essay, my long-held beliefs on the subject were bolstered a bit.

What is thinking in today world?

I like to ponder the idea that Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it....so multitasking, in short, is not only not thinking, it impairs your ability to think.

Original thoughts are vital when moving an idea, project or great action forward. To have an original thought...you must learn how to think.

I pride myself on being able to produce an original thought, and I do think that interesting stuff happens when you are aware of your own thoughts...something that is yours...something you own outright...something not borrowed or hijacked.

Read the article linked above and tell me one thing that you learned from the reading and add a link to the original Deresiewicz's essay at the end of your comment.
“I’ve spent my life trying to undo habits—especially habits of thinking. They narrow your interaction with the world. They’re the phrases that come easily to your mind, like: ‘I know what I think,’ or ‘I know what I like,’ or ‘I know what’s going to happen today.’ If you just replace ‘know’ with ‘don’t know,’ then you start to move into the unknown. And that’s where the interesting stuff happens.”  — Humans of New York

Thinking is concentrating on one thing. Spinwit and Coach Ball have been promoting the benefits of focus and original thought as it relates to gaming and athletics.

Related: Distractions are not going away...Learn to deal with them

Comments

  1. One thing that I found interesting and learned a new perspective is that the slower you are at doing something the better the work. It seemed obvious at first but then noticing how the best pieces of writing took years and years to write, I found out the true purpose of taking your time.

    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  2. From this article I learnt that it is better to concentrate on a single idea then multitask on several things.
    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  3. One interesting fact that I learned after reading the article was that multitasking impairs your ability to think and that you do best in everything if you slow down.

    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  4. What I learned from this article is that if I just focus on one thing instead of many i am less susceptible to distraction.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/

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  5. I learned that it is very hard to do many things like multitasking while trying to learn. You can't concentrate on different things at the same time, or not very effectively.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#

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  6. I learned from this article that multitasking impairs your thinking.
    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  7. I learned that you have to really try to succussed in life some things might be hard some might not.

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  8. At my old school, at least one of the students in my class would mess around. But right now I learned to deal with it.

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  9. I learned that it's easier to be to work on anything if you hav3e less distractions.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#

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  10. I learned from the artcle is the you need to focus on one thing instea to 2 or more at once.

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  11. I learned that it is very hard to do many things at once. I also learned that you can't focus on two things at once.
    link: https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#.Wfnw0oGPK00

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  12. I learned that no one can multitask. You can not work and play at the same time.
    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  13. Multitasking is important because it impairs thinking by doing two thing at once or more.
    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#.WfnwW4GPJQI

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  14. One thing I learned from this article is that I have to focus on one thing instead of a lot and I am a lot less distracted when i do that
    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#

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  15. Something I learned from the article is that multitasking will distract you and not allow you to think.

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  16. https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/# it made leadership in the nice of forms

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  17. I leraned that mutit tasking is hard

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  18. I learned that there is no end to a journey just keep going

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  19. I learned, from the article, it is not easy to multitask and you should really only focus on one thing a time.
    https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  20. I learned that multitasking is difficult

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  21. I learned that you shouldn't multitask, instead you should focus on the one task.
    link:https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/08/william-deresiewicz-learn-how-to-think/

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  22. I learned that multitasking is difficult and it's distracting while learning.

    https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#.Wfp-PyKPLrc

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  23. One thing I find effective in not having any distractions is to keep my phone on the opposite side of the house. This way I don't hear it nor see it.

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  24. I learned that multitasking is hard to do. https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#.WfnwW4GPJQI

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  25. I learned that multitasking is impossible you are just really good at switching your attention back and forth.

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  26. To keep your phone from being a distraction, leave it at home, keep it turned off, or leave it in your locker.

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  27. I keep my phone in my backpack and turn off my notifications.

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  28. When it comes to learning new subjects I don't want any distractions, I can usually multitask, like drawing, while eating, while watching youtube videos. But when it comes to learning or doing homework, I don't want any distractions so it wont take away from my learning.

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  29. I turn my phone off or I leave it at home.

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  30. I learned that multitasking is not always the best option when you want to get things done efficiently. https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/#.Wfp-PyKPLrc

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  31. To keep my phone from being a distraction, I keep my phone on silent and put it away, so I can't see or hear it so i'm not tempted to use it.

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  32. Keep your phone at home or turn it off so that it isn't a distraction.

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  33. keep my phone home so I dont use it.

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  34. I don't have a phone soo...
    I guess that keep your phone at home unless you need it.

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  35. I just turn it all the way off and then keep it where I don't want to use it.

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  36. I only bring my phone when it's for a good reason, like when I go to my dad's house during the weekend.

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  37. I will leave it at home/in my room when people are visiting or when I am on vacation

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