“If you pay attention to a distraction, it is a very high price you pay.” – Brian Buffini
It’s very easy to become distracted and lose focus in today’s fast-paced world. In this episode, Brian teaches how to avoid distractions, develop laser focus and become an on-purpose person who will win the day. Topics include how distraction dilutes concentration and energy, why multitasking isn’t necessarily positive, how to get back on task quickly if you get distracted and why a power hour can help you to complete short-term immediate action steps and gain momentum.
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YOU WILL LEARN:
- The three enemies of focus.
- The three benefits of focus.
- Action steps to become more focused.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Episode 14, An Interview with Daniel Goleman
“Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” by Daniel Goleman
“Flow,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“For Want of a Nail,” poem
“Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:
“Distraction means you miss out on life.” – Brian Buffini
“Focus is intentional; drift is passive.” – Brian Buffini
“To be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino
“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” – Jim Rohn