How’s your ability to remain focused while working? Maintaining focus requires skill to block out the many distractions we encounter on a daily (hourly?) basis.
If you struggle to consistently accomplish your goals and objectives, are late to meetings and conference calls, and find that multi-tasking is your norm, maintaining focus may be an issue.
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
We need to assess whether or not we struggle with keeping our focus, and if yes, determine and track the distractions that are impacting us.
Here are tips for planning your day:
Start with what’s important
- These items contribute heavily to your goals and objectives and have high value
Next work on items that are urgent
- These are items that require immediate attention but may or may not contribute to the success of meeting your goals and objectives. (Ex: production problems, legal issues)
Build in time for phone calls and emails
- Does your role require that you respond immediately or can you perhaps schedule time in the morning and again in the afternoon?
We can also review our daily routine.
- Are we micro managing?
- Do we actually enjoy being in the middle of everything and the feeling of being on over-load?
- What can we delegate to others?
- What are we willing to change?
- Where are we spending time doing what we like to do, versus items that are important or urgent?
There’s the tendency to think everything we do is important, but is it really? Keep focused on the items that help you meet your goals and objectives and on those that require your immediate attention.
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Leadership Journey I
- Session 1 – in Phoenix – kicks off September 20
- Session 1 – virtual – kicks off September 14 (Our June program is full)
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Please join us in this research. We will provide you with your own individual feedback, which you can use as you continue your individual leadership journey.