“Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.” Gary Keller
This past year has been a time of change. Some planned, some unplanned. Some good, some not.
As a result, there was a good deal of stuff that needed to be done. As we do, I found myself trying to multitask like a weirdsmobile! I ended up spinning my wheels and getting nowhere.
So I made the decision to take my own advice and center myself. Then decide what needed to be done first.
The next trick was to then think of only that one thing.
I needed to remember that the mind entertains one thought at a time. The greatest cause of anxiety and stress in life is not having this knowledge!
So I needed to choose the one thing and do that to the best of my ability; as if it was the only thing on my list! When other thoughts would creep in, as they do, I needed to tell myself “put that in a box and take it out later”. I would then get on with my job.
I actually found myself looking forward to doing my task. I felt productive and happy with the results. When each task was completed, I eagerly opened the box, took out the next one and got down to it!