The Magical Things That Happen When You Begin Paying Attention

You end up boosting well-being, productivity and relationships

Claudia Brose
6 min readMar 14, 2023
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Every day I experience how magical things happen when I pay attention.

Why is that?

“You become what you Pay Attention to. If you don’t decide for yourself to which thoughts and images you expose yourself, someone else will.” — Epictetus, Greek stoic and philosopher

Because paying attention is the key to so many areas of life and work.

Think about it — what are people striving for?

  • Having a future
  • Being loved
  • Being healthy
  • Enjoying life
  • Having less stress
  • Having flexibility
  • Having more time

This is what I noticed: the things people complain about almost always come down to a lack of paying attention.

My health is declining but I can’t pay attention to my body or the signals because I am too busy working!

I don’t have enough time for my partner or friends because I don’t have the attention span and patience for them.



Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | Get my Newsletter Un-Rush