The Power of Focus: How to Get Better Results in Less Time

"The successful person is the average person, with laser-like focus."
- Bruce Lee

Have you ever noticed that some people get more results by working out for 45 minutes than others do by working out for 90 minutes?

Many people who go to the gym barely do enough to raise their heart rate. Others lift weights so inefficiently it doesn't isolate the intended muscle. Still, others are on their phones for long stretches in between sets.

We live in a world of dabbling, diffusion, and distraction.

If you are interested in achieving excellent results, the simple answer is to use the power of focus. Light diffused is not very powerful. Light focused becomes a laser that can cut through steel.

I encourage 3 strategies: Intention, Intensity and Interval.

1. Intention.

Be clear on what you want to achieve, whether in the next 30 minutes, 30 days or 30 months. Being crystal clear on your intended results is similar to putting the destination in your GPS.

2. Intensity

Once you are clear on the results you want to achieve, it is important to be single-minded as you work toward that goal. Extraordinary results come from extraordinary effort. Eliminate distractions and anything that steers you in the wrong direction. This doesn't mean that you work on your goals 100% of the time, but when you are working on your goals, you give 100% focus.

3. Interval

Think of your periods of focus as intense sprints, not a marathon. Life is to be enjoyed. We burn-out and become less effective when we are always in push, push, push mode. 

Here is the bottom line, if you chase two rabbits, you catch neither. When you have important work to do, no more multi-tasking. Do one thing at a time.

"In the absence of disciplined focus, we are strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivIa."

- Patricia Schell

For more on this important topic, download my short ebook, Power Focus here.