Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem 

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

Zig Ziglar 

Able to Focus?

One of the greatest challenges of the modern world is to be able to focus. It’s undoubtedly a world full of distractions, which may prevent you from starting a productive day or enjoying the calm and quiet amid a chaotic world. 

Being able to focus will give you peace of mind, as you take on the world at your own pace. It will help you simplify things and focus only on the things that will have a significant impact on your life.

Why Seek Focus?

If you’re pursuing life as a professional, you need the power to focus. 

Distractions can ruin focus in a snap. You can’t focus if you keep replying to emails, watching videos, or reading articles. 

And even when you can switch between tasks, will you be able to do something effective? It will surely waste your time and attention. 

All the time spent on communicating with other people or entertaining other distractions is time spent away from important tasks. Being connected helps, as you learn new ideas from other people and listen to their feedback, but you really need to spend time on getting things done. 

You can do that by making time for each process – for communicating and your important work. When you separate these processes, you can focus each time on a specific process, making you more productive. 

Aside from spending time for your professional work, you also need free time for the sake of your stress levels and peace of mind. It’s important that you take time to be completely disconnected and experience real solitude. You can nap, write, run, read, listen, watch, or engage in quiet conversation with colleagues. 

What are your challenges with being able to focus? Leave a comment.