Jul 25, 2016 by Reen Rose
How many important things did you get done last week? Do you even know what important things you needed to do?
If you aren’t crystal clear on what your goals are and then work towards them with focus, you won’t be making high achieving progress. Once you get clear on what needs to be done, you need to eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the important stuff.
We have been brain washed for years into believing that the ability to multi-task was important for our success. New research shows that if you want to make big strides towards your chosen goals, multi-tasking is not your friend. Most of us can’t actually do two things at the same time unless one of them requires absolutely no brain power. Instead most multi-taskers switch their brain power from one task to another repeatedly. That may work out for you for a short periods of time if luck is with you, but the minute both tasks need your attention at the same time, - HELP!
Regardless of how good you are at switching your brain from one task to another, research shows that you will be more efficient and have better quality work if you concentrate on one task at a time.
Believe me when I say, that pausing your task to take a phone call and then resuming it when the call has been completed, will produce a much better phone call and completed task than trying to talk and type, or calculate, or plan at the same time.
If you get focused, your days will seem longer – in a good way – because you will get more done. Welcome to a world where there ARE enough hours in the day.