Being a dad for the first time I’ve noticed that any sudden movement or light can catch the attention of our little man and distract him. However may I add very seldom when he has to eat and drink!!! What’s the difference??? When he eats and drinks he remains focus to his condition of satisfaction.
Being entrepreneurs we also remain focus to our condition of satisfaction. However beyond our condition of satisfaction, what’s the one thing driving our business and why are we doing what we do? The answers to these questions would be our focus areas.
#DrJimTaylor writes, “You Can’t Think without Focus. Focus is so important because it is the gateway to all thinking: perception, memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision-making. Without good focus, all aspects of your ability to think will suffer. Without focus, you won’t be as effective in your work because if you’re not concentrating on the right things or are distracted, you won’t be capable of getting your work done.
You also won’t be maximally efficient without good focus because, every time your mind wanders away from your work, you are wasting time. Finally, you won’t be as productive as you can because your work output will not be of the highest quality and it will take you longer to do it.”
Here’s a simple reality: if you can’t focus effectively, you can’t think effectively. And if you can’t think effectively, you definitely can’t produce the quality of work necessary to be successful. From this perspective, it’s not difficult to see why focus is such an essential tool for all entrepreneurs.
#SteveJobs once said, “People think focus means saying ‘yes’ to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying ‘no’ to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”
The key question then is: How do I focus better???
By doing the following:
- De-clutter your mind
- Have a dedicate a comfortable working area
- Understand your technology
- Follow the Process & Functions required
- Ensure Productivity by being present.
Wishing you successful FOCUS during 2018!!