Life is filled with constant distractions and the notion of multi-tasking. However, being distracted and the act of multitasking itself reduces your level of efficiency when completing an assigned task/project. To illustrate this point further, imagine trying to chase two rabbits at the same time. This is not only difficult to achieve, but is an inefficient use of your time. On the other hand, if you were to only focus on chasing one rabbit as opposed to two, the task becomes easier, more manageable and time efficient.
Taking this principle further, every day you should create a to-do list where you are able to identify the most important goal for that respective day. Once your to-do list has been created, focus entirely on the most important goal – giving it the attention and time it deserves before moving onto a different task/goal outlined for the day. This approach helps prevent multi-tasking and distractions stemmed from juggling various tasks simultaneously.
Work smart, not hard.
Sources of information:
- The Power of Focus by Mark Victor Hansen