Tag Archives: Focus

Become effective through prioritization

You do never have time to do all things but you always have time to do the most important things. The sad thing is that most people does not know what the most important things are which lead to low progress and results. According to Pareto, 80% of your activity accounts for 20% of the results which also mean that the opposite is true i.e. 20% of your activities accounts for 80% of the results. How would your output be affected if you contineously focused your effort on the the most important things? In order to increase the likelihood of succeeding in life, you need to learn how to prioritize.

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The Myth of Multi-tasking

An important character trait in many recruitment adds for sales people is to be able to handle “many balls in the air simultaneously”. I think this is a harmful perspective on a salesman since the only way to handle this many balls (read tasks) simultaneously is to throw the balls as far away from you as possible in order to do some real work before catching the next ball. I claim that no one can do anything effective while multi-tasking (no not even women).

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