If you read my blog last week, you might have been misled to believe that getting things done was as simple as prioritizing well. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Fortunately, there is something you can do. The defining difference between getting things done or not is:
Laser focus on your priority until it is completed. All that talk about “I get more done if I multi-task” is wishful thinking. If something is truly important enough and urgent enough to need to get done right away and time is of the essence, getting focused is the only way you will ship in time. If focus is what you need, the question then becomes “how do you do it?” because everyone has trained themselves to focus differently.
- Some people swear by background noise (fan, music, tv, barrista making coffees), and
- Others wear headphones to block out the tiniest sound.
- Some will turn off the lights except for a spotlight on their work, and
- Others prefer to be outside and away from the many distractions a home or office offers.
How do you focus?