Have you ever wondered that when you do not focus, the things you do don’t seem to get finished or if they do, don’t seem right? Have you ever wondered that when you do not focus, tasks take so long and so hard to complete?
Well based on my experience and from people who consulted me, it’s two things. First is that they doing so many things at the same time and second is that they are thinking of so many other things at the same time.
When you have so many projects to finish, it is much better you do them one at a time. Just stay on one task at hand and it’s either you finish it or dump it completely before moving on to the next one.
If you concentrate on just one, the energy you are giving it is more than one hundred percent. This is because when you do that when you are focused, even the universe or the forces around you is by your side and you will notice that things will be going your way. The world will become your ally.
But when you are doing, say, five projects at a time, the energy that you will give each one isn’t twenty percent or a hundred percent divided by five. It will be more like five to ten percent each.
This is because you are not “focus”, so energy dissipates. It’s like the time wasted moving from one task to another or doing one job and thinking of another. The mind will somehow also be divided.
Focus, focus, focus!!! Enough said
Compare a housewife doing the laundry, cleaning and cooking all at the same time and another who does the laundry first, then after finishing will cook afterward. After finishing the cooking will then proceed to clean the house. Who do you think will do a better job?
Or let’s just try some experiments. Get a pitcher full of water, 5 empty glasses and a stopwatch. Now, start your stopwatch and start filling-up about one-third amount of water to glass number one, then another one-third water to glass number 2 then to glass number three until you finish glass number five. After the last glass, go back and pour another one-third amount of water into glass number one, then to glass number two and so on until you filled-up all the glasses with water. Stop your timer and check how long it took you. That will be a total of fifteen times you poured water on five glasses.
Now do the same thing again but this time fill-up each glass to the brim before moving on to the next one. That will be a total of five pours on five glasses. And just the same, time your experiment.
Questions now are: Which procedure was faster? Which was less tiring? Which is less stressful? And which was more fulfilling? (Meaning there were more feelings of accomplishments)
Another deterrent to having your project finished is that cluttered mind of yours. Although our minds tend to wander around every so often, thinking of so many negative things delays the travel time to our destination. Thoughts like worrying about the bills to pay, expenses to settle, and the likes contribute greatly to our productivity.
Yes, the mind is always like a kid with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder syndrome but just like that kid, it needs to be disciplined too. Tell it to just stick to one and stick with it. Tell it to FOCUS.
When you stay focused, think of words like determined, concentrated, undeterred, unhinged, single-minded or unwavering. When you say focus, think of the Terminator. It will stop at nothing and will think of anything to accomplish its mission. That is the focus. Kill John Connors. No eyes, no hand, o legs, burned to the bones, just kill John Connors. That is one thousand percent focus.
Focus on one job at a time and while you’re at it, just stay with it, mentally and physically. Just stay focus.
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