May 2016 - Doing One Thing at a Time
“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.” ~ Gary Keller
The results are in, and they are crystal clear. Multitasking does NOT work. Our brains are simply not wired to do as many things simultaneously as we talk ourselves into thinking are possible. Sure, we can go through the motions of being on a conference call, updating our To Do list, working on the report that’s due next week, and planning a vacation from the madness of it all, but at the end of the day, how effective have we been and were we even conscious as we moved through the day? Or did we shuffle through in a fog, not even noticing if it was raining or sunny and certainly not remembering the details of our conversations with colleagues, family, or friends or even the route home from work?
Well, 10 years from now most of us will wish we had paid attention more and had been really present as life was whizzing by faster and faster. Guess what? You can take action right NOW and not have regrets later about all the things you missed by not really focusing on what you were doing when you were doing it: