It is becoming more and more difficult to function in this busy, distracted, and complex world. But if we are to survive – or even thrive, we must learn to manipulate two essential components that guide our every thought and action: Focus and Emotional Intelligence (EI). We all know that a high IQ doesn’t ensure success, happiness, or virtue – as the proliferation of emotional intelligence has informed us of the powerful influence emotions have on our thoughts and decisions. Daniel Goleman now directs us toward focus, an often ignored mental asset that has massive implications on how we navigate life. Liken focus to a muscle; it atrophies if unused, but strengthens if properly worked, improving our overall awareness and attention span.
Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Daniel Goleman delves into case studies from various fields such as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business, and reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.
Delineating focus into three main components: inner, other, and outer focus, Daniel Goleman elaborates why a well-lived life demands that we have all three, and why high-performers are equally nimble at each.