Single-Pointed Focus: Avoiding Distractions

In my job, lately I’ve been having to tell the people all around me ‘no’ more often.

Sometimes a client is on the phone, upset, asking to speak with me. ‘No, please tell them I will call them back right away,’ I’ll say.

Sometimes a co-worker wants to ask me a question. ‘Please give me a few more minutes, and I’ll be right there,’ I’ll say.

Sometimes it’s completely ignoring things, like email, for a whole day. Sometimes it’s politely disengaging and excusing myself from a conversation or meeting.

I don’t know exactly how it is in your job, but I do know this:

If you want to advance your career, single-pointed focus on the objectives that matter the most is key.

Single-pointed focus means that you’ve got to get good at avoiding distractions from the task at hand.

What does this have to do with your health? Everything. Your career is a huge part of your life. So, treat it that way.

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