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December 28, 2009

We are not built for multi tasking

One of the real keys to success, one of the steps that marks the difference between successful people and those who had some good ideas, is the ability to get things done.

What is the one thing that you need to focus on to get you dramatically closer to where you want to go? The ONE thing, not the half dozen things that grab at your attention.

I have been writing a book on consulting for about a year now and it is not progressing well. I have also been writing a book on reliability engineering, designing a VB Database for reliability engineering, publishing two blogs, building course materials and.. oh yes - I have a day job also!

No wonder I never get anything done! No matter what you believe, no matter what you think you can do, we are not natural multi taskers.

Every successful person I have ever met has been able to follow many tracks at once its true, but they are also capable of intense focus - to the exclusion of all else, in order to progress a critical part of their plan to the next stage.

What is it you really need to do? It can be a hard question, but it is one that makes the difference.

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