What a lovely phrase:

Careful attention results in output

Thinking in terms of input/output I always return to this meditation from Derek Sivers:

The word “inspiration” usually means “something that mentally stimulates you.”

But “inspiration” also means to breathe in.

The meanings poetically combine when you think of yourself breathing in thoughts, filling your body with ideas. But don’t forget to breathe out.


Because nothing is truly inspiring unless you apply it to your work. (“work” meaning your life’s output, whether creative, business, or personal).

In other words, your work, itself, is the inspiration.

Breathe in. Breathe out.