Falk Marketing Materials 21 Wishes - Page 23

21 ...to develop the ability to be attentive. Attention is an ability that needs nurturing and development. Children can develop the ability to be attentive, and this attention is often naturally cultivated through their own active interests. (Listening and observing are two activities that help develop attention.) Learning in an academic setting presents new demands on attention that need deep consideration to help this potential grow toward fruition. “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn…” —Henry David Thoreau “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” —Alexander Graham Bell