Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Selective tuning

I went to Goa a few days back on a company holiday. It was a fun trip.

Although most of our time was spent chilling at the beach, we roamed around the area as well.

Once while returning from a beach, our van driver started playing music. Loud. Like really really loud.

I don't have any complaints about playing music but at that moment I was listening to my own list of songs on a pair of normal earphones. I couldn't make out a thing of what was playing on my playlist.

Focusing on one thing is hard but possible. I needed to focus on my playlist.

And I did just the thing. I focused. I focused hard.

In a few minutes, I was completely tuned out of the external noise and into my playlist. It's wonderful how problems have such simple solutions.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
— Brian Tracy

Life is the same. You'll receive a lot of information, a lot of noises on a daily basis. It's your job to focus on the things that matter to you and reject everything else.

You need to hone your senses.

In a world full of noises, selective tuning is not a luxury, it's a necessity.

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