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William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart
William James on Attention, Multitasking, and the Habit of Mind That Sets Geniuses Apart

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”

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William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and What Enables Us to Transcend Our Limits
William James on the Psychology of the Second Wind and What Enables Us to Transcend Our Limits

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake… We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.”

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William James on the Psychology of Habit
William James on the Psychology of Habit

“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”

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What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings
What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”

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William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor
William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor

“After all, the great problem of life seems to be how to keep body and soul together.”

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