My quick answer would be, absolutely, however, it’s also important to know why it’s crucial for success.
Mental focus is probably one of the most important skills when it comes to success in any area of your life. It, more than talent or skill, will help move you forward and help you reach your goals, no matter what they are.
Focus is about concentrating on a particular task or problem for a period of time. It’s something you can get better at with practice. For now, let’s look at exactly why mental focus is crucial for success and how it can help you get things done.
Being Fully Focused Stops You Getting Distracted
Distractions are all around you. You sit down at your desk and end up checking email, browsing through Facebook, or getting lost on YouTube watching video after video. Perhaps you get distracted by new projects, things that need to be taken care of around the house or the office and of course by family members and coworkers. With all these distractions it’s a wonder anyone get anything done. There’s always something else that demands your attention or a fun new project you’d rather be working on.
This is where focus can make a huge difference and helps you get things done. Focus is like a pair of blinders. It helps you concentrate on the task at hand until it’s finished.
Being Focused Stops You from Making Mistakes
Because you are not constantly distracted and you’re giving your full attention to whatever it is you are working on at the moment, you’re less likely to make mistakes. Mistakes can happen when your attention is divided and you’re not fully engaged and immersed what you are doing. Being focused will give you a better quality end result no matter what you’re working on.
Focus Helps You Get More Done Faster
Have you ever worked on a tight deadline? Let’s say you have to finish a report or write a blog post before you can head out to lunch to meet a friend. If you’re highly focused (thanks to that looming deadline), a task that would usually take you half a day is suddenly accomplished in 30 minutes. Best of all, the end result is often better because you’re getting into the flow where everything just comes together almost effortlessly.
If you are challenged with lack of focus and would like to learn some tools and strategies to change this, email me for a 30 minute complimentary strategy call at Hazel@HazelPalache.com. Also, check out my new Free EBook at http://HazelPalache.com