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Filter Ideas to Gain Strategic Focus

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How can you take control of your attention?

Each day, you face a seemingly endless sea of information. Learning to filter through the onslaught of messages helps reclaim your ability to concentrate on meaningful ideas.


The brain was built for single-tasking. Information overload tends to increase distractions and multitasking, which works against optimal brain performance. Filtering content to block unimportant details trains your brain to focus on a single task and process the important details.


  • Create a workspace conducive to concentration.
  • Determine your priorities and goals in a given task.
  • Minimize or eliminate distractions, like extra technology and noise.
  • Take regular brain breaks to reset your mindset and help reassess your progress and goals.

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