“You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” – Obama
Lesson learnt. Turns out we can all learn a lesson or two trying to find ways to focus more and get things done.
Everyone has their own way of being focused however we can always learn and try out ways that others follow. Getting laser sharp focus is attainable .
You can choose to train your brain, to get more focused or continue with your life. Another way to focus, is to ensure your work area or environment.
To increase your focus remembers to:
•Prioritize- This will allow you to focus on the work that needs to get done first. You can also use the Pomodoro technique to get it done.
•Get it done- Focus on what need to get done and get on with it . Get off the internet, emails, phone calls and chit-chat and get working.
•Keep your goal handy- Don’t get complacent while working on the list, keep a written list of your goal in a visible area and browse through it often. Are you among the 84% that don’t have goals? Figure out a way to be among the 3%
•Take pride in your work- Be responsible, take ownership and be proud of what goes out with your signature in it. And you will focus automatically.
•Be available for criticism- Being present for a positive or otherwise feedback will help you focus more on areas that need improvement. It can definitely turn you into a more focused professional and deal with your shortcomings better.
Focus is the ultimate art to reach your goals.
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