Ever listen to an audio book while checking your email while running on the treadmill?
Yeah, us too. The immediacy and rapidness of today's information has encouraged us to try and keep up. We want to learn everything, stay connected and still sneak in daily life in between it all. We have the technology that proliferates this pattern and the work demands that encourage it.
We're not being judgy, but it's pretty obvious why the average person now has the attention span of a goldfish.
In the midst of all that speed, the real question is if we're actually learning and retaining anything. You can optimize your time all you want (read: juggle a million things), but taking the time to sit down and learn is what Inc. is saying makes people successful instead of average.
Check out their argument below.