I recently heard a internationally recognized speaker tell her audience – Do what you do with excellence.
It got me thinking about what excellence means and how we can be excellent at what we do. Dictionary.com defines excellence as “the fact or state of excelling”.
In order to excel, one component needed is focus. When you are at work,work. In a recent blog post, productivity expert, Jason Womack, divides the day in 15 minute periods. There are 96 periods in every day. Jason suggests a way to focus is to set a timer for 15 minutes and work uninterrupted on a project or problem. This way we can train our brains to focus. Focus with excellence.
We have been lead to believe we need to multitask; you may have even seen this in “help wanted” advertisements. Contrary to popular opinion, our brain can only hold one thought at a time. We are far better if we focus.
Here is a challenge for you this week. Start by taking one, 15 minute period, in every 24 hours to focus on a project or problem. See how much is accomplished and share you results with me. Send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post. I am going to take the challenge, too.