Your ability to develop good work habits for what you do. Determines how much you earn, how effective you are, how much you are respected in your organization and how much real satisfaction you get out of your job. Unfortunately, most people are poor workers. They’re unorganized they’re unfocused and easily distracted. They work at about 50 percent of capacity sadly they don’t know how to work differently. You have to develop the habits of highly successful and hardworking people for doing differently.
The foundations of good work habits can be summarized in two words ‘’focus’’ and ‘’concentration’’.
Focus requires clarity concerning the desired results. And the relative priority of each step that you need to take in achieving those results. When you think of focus, think about a photographer who is adjusting his lenses to keep the key subjects sharp in the center of the picture to get picture clarity. You must be continually adjusting your lenses to be sure that what you’re working on is the most important thing you could be doing at the moment to achieve your most important goal. ‘’Successful people understand that the worst waste of time is doing something very well that need not be done at all’’. Now concentration requires the ability to stay with a task until it’s 100 percent complete. Successful people understand that they must work in a straight line to get from where they are to where they want to go without diversion or distraction.
If you want to accomplish your goals you must be sure that everything you do is taking you in that direction and then develop good habits to get you there. This decision alone will dramatically increase the quality and quantity of what you get done every day and soon enough you will become one of the most successful people in your field. Now there are several benefits from learning how to concentrate. First, important task completion is a source of energy and enthusiasm and self-esteem.
On the other hand, failure to complete important tasks or to complete them only partially is not only a major source of stress but it depletes your energy, your enthusiasm, and your self-esteem. When you complete an important task you experienced a surge of energy and well-being but when you work on an unimportant task even if you complete it in a timely fashion you get no feeling of satisfaction or personal reward at all.
There’s no payoff for completing low-level tasks disciplining yourself to concentrate on a job until it is finished. It develops you into a hard working person and it gives you an experience of self-control so that you feel that you’re in charge of your own destiny.
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