9Tracking Emotions and Predicting Feelings

Humans: such a brilliant model of emotional self‐awareness.

—Charles Stross

Focus is the biggest differentiator between massively successful people and those who just eke their way through life. As mentioned in previous chapters, protecting your mental energy through selectivity is exceptionally hard in today's world. This is because everyone and everything in your life is vying for your attention.

This includes large companies, television commercials, pop‐up ads, fake friends, true friends, beggars on the street, and even me right now (thank you for reading). Studies on “decision fatigue” (discussed in Part 3 of this book) show that every unit of attention that you give away to one of these factors ...

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