The ability to focus is one of the most valuable skills to master. When we are able to stay engaged and avoid distractions, we complete tasks more quickly and make less mistakes.
By eliminating distractions, we can enhance our focus. A distraction is anything that shifts your attention away from what you are working on, even briefly. We are acutely aware that we are inundated with innumerable distractions these days.
Given it is humanly impossible to focus on two simultaneous tasks, my belief is that multi-tasking is a myth. Single-tasking is actually the most effective way to get things accomplished. Therefore, by choosing to focus on the most important task first, and give it all our attention and energy, we can manage focus (& improve results).
Scheduling distractions, taking action rather than harping on things, being intentional on what we work on, are all ways to improve focus and minimize multi-tasking. In doing so, we are able to elevate our ability to focus, listen and complete tasks. This seemingly simple shift has impactful benefits and long-reaching repercussions in our lives, relationships and work.
What can you schedule differently today to decrease multi-tasking? Where are you able to be more intentional and reduce distractions? Share how you choose to manage focus and the results you experience with us.