Automatic attention evolved as a life-saving ability. However, in the modern day when every electronic device is equipped with flashing lights and a variety of annoying sounds, automatic attention can ruin your focus very quickly. [..] Focus is a deliberate action. It is not a state of mind, at least not initially, and requires an active approach to bring our attention to what we want to focus on and then to maintain it.
- From “Laser-Sharp Focus. A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximised Productivity and Fast-Track to Success”
by Joanna Jast