… on the one thing that is most important to you.
Cut out all other interruptions.
Adopt the one touch rule: if you touch a piece of paper (or anything for that matter) then action it. No excuses.
A clean desk helps. Your eyes wander…!
This is serious stuff.
Turn of your computer, your phone, iPad, shut the door (literally or otherwise) and focus.
I have witnessed so many lawyers ‘stressed’ for fear of not keeping up – another client screaming at them to “Get it Done”. But what it normally boils down to is:
2. A lack of delegation;
3. A mental block;
4. Admitting that you have a problem;
5. Looking like a wimp – everyone seems to be cranking out 80 hour weeks – I should be no different.
But all of these can be overcome if you focus. Focus on what is most important now.
No, this is not another exposition of the Covey matrix – for all its simplicity – it’s just the best system that I have ever used.
Funny as it may seem, I always had a image of Maurice Green or Linford Christie (both 100 metre runners) in my mind when I thought of focus. Yes I could prowl, snarl and pace like Maurice but I wanted to get myself into the right frame of mind and in the grove.
No I mean really try it.
If you have to work somewhere else to achieve a state of nirvana then do it.
~ JS ~