Manifest your ideal | A ‘how-to’ guide [in progress…]
I’ve worn my ability to multi-task like a badge of honour for as long as I can remember…turns out, what I thought was among my greatest strengths has actually been, perhaps, my greatest weakness.
When focusing on one thing at a time the results are astounding…the quality of work rises, and the task is actually completed faster. A recent Stanford Multi-Tasking Study found that when we multi-task we are actually less organized, retain less information and are unable to filter out distractions. Science has proven that it takes less energy to succeed than it does to fail. Imagine that!
This Quad | Far Quad visual is a pretty accurate (and entertaining) descriptor of how easy it is to get distracted…it personifies the reason why multi-tasking is a trap and how so many people can easily fall into its clutches. Also, it’s funny because it’s true.
(Wish I knew the origin so I could give appropriate props and accolades to the genius behind this…)
Consider what your old blueprint is telling you…
Why do we continue to do things that we know are not effective?
Why do we keep running on the proverbial ‘Hamster Wheel of Life’?
You control your destiny…and it’s achieved by the tiny steps we take day-in-and-day-out to direct our lives down the path of our choosing.
Charles F. Hannel repeatedly teaches that “Knowledge does not apply itself”…we’ve got to make the application.
John P. Wooden says that a Dream Without a Plan is just a Fantasy.
“All it takes is concentration.” Charles F. Hannel
For all the List Makers out there, the last ‘To-do List’ you’ll ever need is: Plan the work. Work the plan. Schedule the most important activity FIRST…literally, write it into your schedule. Actually do the most important activity first. And be nice to yourself.
It’s simple. Focus + concentrate and STOP MULTI-TASKING. Keep distractions separate. Let go of what you do not need. Instead, focus on the most important activity. Cling to what you do need, and manifest your ideal.
A line that sticks with me from the movie ‘The Help’ is this…
“You are smart. You are kind. You are important.”