Distractibility is a state of training.

From OptimalScience

Total Support

  • Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi[1] contends that control over one’s consciousness ought to be learned by trial and error. He also, notes that the exercise of such control is not a cognitive skill, and that it can neither be routinely applied nor memorized. Additionally, Cziksentmihalyi points out that:
    • Controlling one’s consciousness requires the commitment of one’s will and emotions
    • The consciousness represents information regarding what is transpiring both internally and externally.
    • The body can evaluate and act upon such information.
    • The nervous system limits the amount of information the consciousness can process at any time.
    • The information allowed into the consciousness determines the quality and content of life.
  • Additionally, Cziksentmihalyi makes the following arguments:
    • How one uses one’s attention determines the content and shape of one’s life.
    • Various terms such as high achiever, paranoid and extrovert refer to how one structures one’s attention.
    • One’s attention is one’s most important tool in improving one’s quality of experience.

Nuanced Support



Ayesh Perera