What is Procrastination?
Delay or postpone action; put off doing something.
Killing Procrastination starts with:
Making a Decision.
The Moment you make a decision you enter in…
What is Focus?
The Center of and activity
In order to concentrate on one thing you must, by default, ignore many other things.
Here’s a better way to put it:
Focus can only occur when we have said yes to one option and no to all other options. In other words, elimination is a prerequisite for focus.
As Tim Ferriss says, “What you don’t do determines what you can do.”
Of course, focus doesn’t require a permanent no, but it does require a present no.
You always have the option to do something else later, but in the present moment focus requires that you only do one thing.
Focus is the key to productivity because saying no to every other option unlocks your ability to accomplish the one thing that is left.
Why Can’t I Focus?
Gold fish attention span is 12 seconds but Human is 8.
Most people don’t have trouble with focusing.
They have trouble with deciding.
What I mean is that most healthy humans have a brain that is capable of focusing if we get the distractions out of the way.
Have you ever had a task that you absolutely had to get done?
You got it done because the deadline made the decision for you. Maybe you procrastinated beforehand, but once things became urgent and you were forced to make a decision, you took action.
Instead of doing the difficult work of choosing one thing to focus on, we often convince ourselves that multitasking is a better option. This is ineffective.