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Tanks and spigots

It is helpful to think of our focus and attention as a water tank with spigots all over it.

Turn on just one, and the entire contents of your tank is available to that singular source.

Turn on a few, and each source gets less water. The tank drains more quickly.

  • An opportunity at work
  • A home remodeling project
  • Family responsibilities
  • A creative endeavour
  • A new relationship
  • Climbing…

Many many spigots.

We tend to think each of these different areas of our lives has its own delegated supply of attention. 

But there’s only one tank.

When we turn off a few of the spigots we find we can focus a whole lot better.