Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on attention

Founder Farnam Street. Reader & writer. Student & teacher. Leader and follower.

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Writing for clarity and persuasion ... 1. Grab the reader with the first sentence. 2. Remove unnecessary words. 3. Keep things simple (write for a grade 8). 4. Short sentences are better. 5. Active voice is easier to process than passive.

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While visible results get the attention, the invisible work deserves the credit. The seeds of exceptional results are planted when no one is watching.

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In life, drama is glamorized and used to usurp our attention. Advantages in life, however, are not based on drama but rather are the byproduct of doing mundane things every day really well without losing focus.

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The best in any field share: attention to detail, a commitment to perfection they will never attain, and a relentless drive.

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You get more of whatever you give attention to.

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