When you let your attention slide for a bit, don’t think you will get back a grip on it whenever you wish
That quote is from Epictetus. It’s always amusing to me, someone alive in this era of mass attention deficit, to see someone in an earlier time talking about attention issues or overload.
The idea really is that we need to be able to pay attention and focus to get important work done and these day that’s very hard to do for many.
I can say that for myself attention is in short supply both for reasons under my control and those that aren’t. I need to figure out how to get back being able to spend time really concentrating on something.