“If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration”.
To achieve a considerate goal we need to cultivate an edge of deliberate concentration. We are often bombarded by vast distractions ranging from tweet notifications, phone calls and so forth. A focused model is all you need to distil concentration leverage in your work.
The most critical step to getting started is to eliminate what you’re certain doesn’t need to be done in the first place. Often we’re working on a project online then still open other fifty tabs. We convince ourselves that we can multitask. A research released by a group of Australian researchers found out that there is a minute percentage of individuals who can multitask effectively. The research proved that most people under multitasking hypnosis are simply wasting time, diffusing their energy and not being as productive as they can be.
The quoted Australian researchers deduced that multitasking is a myth and that when we’re multitasking we’re simply wasting our lives by not using our best energy to reap the best we can achieve at a given moment in time.
I can relate to this. The trick is simple, if your working on a project online, turn off your email notification or switch off your phone and so forth. If your project can be done offline, you may consider turning off the WiFi. Have only the program you’re working on open then force yourself to stay committed single-minded on that task at hand.
The fastest way to increase your efficiency is to eliminate the stuff you’re wasting your time on 🙂 🙂
The next critical approach to remain focused in your project is to automate. This involves deployment of control tabs in your laptop, iPhone or iPad. If most of the tasks in your project involves copy, and pasting aspects find a way to automate these repetitive tasks. This we’ll not only induce fun into your work but also elevate the robustness and efficiency at which you achieve your tasks.
Automate repetitive tasks 🙂 🙂
The third critical aspect in maintaining a focused funnel mode is to delegate. This sounds interesting. So, how do you delegate? This is tricky but effective. Simply ask yourself, “am I the only one who can do this?” Or rather more precisely, consider asking yourself, “is my unique set of skills adequate to effectively execute this task?” If the answers to these questions are “No”, you may need to give someone else permission to do it.
Delegate the tasks to those with the skills you lack 🙂 🙂
Now the next step is even more intriguing. Kindly do not crucify me for quoting procrastination here. This phase is only executed when you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. The task is right at your desk staring at you ready to punch your face. You weigh the options and realize that there is no way you can eliminate it, automate it or delegate it because you really need to do it. After weighing down few options, it dawns on you that it may not be the right time to do it.
At this point, you may consider procrastinating on that task until it’s the right time to do it. Perhaps you’re an artist and you indeed planned to paint some beautiful Himalayas mountain then you realize that one of the painting colors is missing. In this case, don’t strain yourself, you may need to procrastinate on this for few hours, days or so as you purchase the critical ingredients to get the task done.
Most people think that they need to do everything that lands in their desk. Sometimes give yourself permission and procrastinate on purpose.
Procrastinate on purpose 🙂 🙂
The last step is to concentrate. This is where you’re convinced that a task at hand needs to be done now, and this is the opportune moment to do it. Simply focus and do it.
This is the opportune moment to execute it. You have the time & resources 🙂 🙂
Simply concentrate 😉 😉
A quick recap on the basic tenets to maintain a focused funnel mode include:
- Eliminate what you’re certain doesn’t need to be done in the first place.
- Find ways to automate repetitive tasks.
- Delegate tasks which demand expertise and skills you lack.
- Procrastinate on purpose to those tasks which demand more preparation or perhaps additional paraphernalia such as ingredients,or more elaborate instructions to handle effectively.
- Simply focus single minded on the task and handle it if you’re convinced that you have the opportune moment, time and resources to execute it.
Its time embrace and maintain a focused funnel mode 🙂
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