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The Secret? Focus On One Thing.

The Secret? Focus On One Thing. | Unplug | Scoop.it
How should you start off 2014? Focus on one thing.
Susan Taylor's insight:

We feel overwhelmed.  We are inundated with information. Because of the daily flow of data, ideas and knowledge, it’s easy to pile everything onto our To Do list.

 

No one can do everything perfectly every day, "This kind of approach to life has us focused on failing instead of succeeding. We are focused outward instead of inward".

 

The remedy might feel counterintuitive: Focus on one thing and do it well.  Choose the one thing that you know if you did it, it would make you proud.

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Is Multitasking Counterproductive?

Is Multitasking Counterproductive? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Business coaching expert Lalita Raman discusses why multitasking is a counterproductive and offers some strategies to stay efficient and focused.


"1. To do list – Take a few minutes every day  either at the end of the day before you go to bed or at the beginning of the day to outline and write down the two or three most important things you want to accomplish tomorrow or on the day and the time by which you would like to achieve them.

2. Set a timer every hour. Pause and note all the tasks you are doing at that moment. Ask yourself: Am I doing what I most need to do right now?, Am I on track to complete my 2-3 most important tasks that I had enlisted.  How many times in each hour have I walked away from the original activity and checked emails, social media, and fallen prey to digital device distractions."

craig daniels's insight:

Lately I've noticed quite a few studies coming out of noted universities about the field of multitasking, not one has extolled the virtues of it. In fact everything I have read in the news has clearly pointed out that becoming more productive through multitasking is an illusion.


So why do so many people trumpet how much they get done when they multitask? My take is two fold, no one can fool us like we can fool ourselves and without meaning to sound harsh we are addicted to the world of distraction. Some call that world the Crow Time. It's when we allow or minds to wander from one shinny object to another, the result is we create a habit of distraction we need to feed...


The above article by Lalita Raman gives a real nice overview of the state of multitasking... Check it out.

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