If you’re looking to accomplish something BIG in your career or in your life, narrowing your focus will help you get there every single time. Your focus is the key to accomplishing more. It’s not so much about the number of tasks we complete, but rather if we successfully accomplish every goal we set by making sure we’re focused on the right things at the right time.
Most of us set a lot of goals in multiple areas, but the reality is that we can’t focus on more than one thing at a time. Oprah might have made it seem like we should all strive to be excellent multitaskers, but more often than not, multitasking won’t help you stay focused and isn’t helping you achieve everything you want in your career, or perhaps even in your life.
If you want to achieve more, then limit the amount of goals you’re striving to hit and the number of projects you’re trying to work on. Working on one goal allows us to give it all of our effort in terms of energy, time, and concentration. Each time we add a goal, however, that same effort gets split amongst every one, making them more difficult to achieve and even elongating the amount of time it will take to achieve each one. This often leaves us overwhelmed, resulting in a lot of tasks left undone. When this happens, our lack of success in these areas actually lowers our confidence.
When we have too many things on our plate, it clouds our minds, making it difficult to understand what we should be working on because everything seems like it’s the priority.
If you want to successfully accomplish your goals, then reduce the number of goals you want to reach.
Focusing on one goal or task at a time will give you a higher chance of actually achieving it.