Monday, March 9, 2009

Focus...not multi-tasking, but focus

Somehow we got it in our heads that we have to run our day like some Wall Street trader in a movie: bluetooth phone stuck in one ear, e-mailing while leaving a voice mail, buying a stock and changing a diaper all at the same time.

Change this idea...

When you multi-task, something gives. Either your e-mail will be weak, or you'll miss something in the phone conversation you're having, or something else just falls through the cracks.

Try focusing on what you're doing, one thing at a time, with intention. Your work will become more effective, and most importantly...

You will become your best.

When you focus on something enough to be at your best and give it your complete attention, you get a glimpse into what you're capable of. And when you see what you're capable of, your belief in your potential grows and... as said here before, it is your belief in your own potential that is the springboard to higher achievement.

Starting today...Be the best at what you're doing now, it will show in the quality of your output.

For more on this see Leo's blog Zen Habits

or read his book...

Power of Less, The: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Business and in Life

The choice is yours, do several things halfway, or a few things better than anybody else.

Now go jump start your day.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right. At one point in my life I used to run around, trying to do all things at once, worrying about what I did not do, or what I have to do today and tomorrow, etc. Once I learned to focus and tackle one thing at a time, my life became so much better and I felt more fulfilled.