Distractions are keeping us from …

Oh, sorry forgot to finish that title. I’ll get to it later.  Anyway, what I was saying was that we’re so distracted these days. It’s very difficult for us to focus on something that isn’t stimulating for a long period of time.

Blog posts like this just cater to the abbreviated type of reading that USA Today popularized in the 1980s.

See how long you can work or focus on something before you are distracted and do something else, like checking your phone.


It will be more difficult than you think.

Oh, and report back here how it went.




  • http://www.smarterym.com/ Aaron Helman


    Have you read “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr? It’s all about how the internet is rewiring our brains. The part I remember most is a Duke literature professor explaining how his senior literature major students didn’t have the required attention spans to, you know, read books.

    • http://www.terrylinhart.com Terry Linhart

      I haven’t read that, but have heard of it. Seems like it’s true. We’ve noticed a shift in learning style approaches with current college students. May blog on it in the future, if I can do it without sounding “old.”