Stop Juggling, and Start Achieving
by Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler
Personal Excellence Mentor and Pioneer Brainwave Researcher
Do you prize yourself on your ability to Multi-Task? Stop Juggling and Start Achieving!
8 Steps to the Top!
Want more success in your business or professional life? Here's a proven-effective 8-step strategy that will take you soaring to the top in any endeavor.
There's a lot of "noise" in the business world today about the importance of being able to multi-task, or juggle several tasks simultaneously.
But there's another personal capability that's actually far more important to your ultimate success than multi-tasking -- the ability to focus your mind.
This capability in itself often determines who rises to the top in any business or profession, and who will remain a lower-echelon multi-tasker.
That is the essence of success on the highest levels in all arenas of life. FOCUS.
** Focus = Results
Why is mental focus so much more important that the multi-task game being demanded of so many business people today?
There's a very powerful reason. Mental focus enables you to actually ACHIEVE A DESIRED END RESULT -- not just juggle to "keep the balls in the air."
Do you think Bill Gates spends his energy multi-tasking? Of course not. He has trained himself to focus on a desired END RESULT -- and direct his resources accordingly.
Sure -- Gates has a staff to delegate to. But how to you think he got there? Sometime along the way he decided to FOCUS on a single end result and get it achieved!
** First - Stop Juggling
I can hear you mumbling to yourself. "Oh yeah," and how can I just let all those balls drop to the floor while I focus on only one thing?"
Yes, we ARE talking about a "gutsy" approach. It's actually a true test of willpower, mental focus and self-discipline. BUT -- it's also the mark of virtually every top winner.
This approach requires that you look beyond all the balls you are juggling, and determine which must be allowed to fall to the floor for now.
It may even require that you let ALL those "balls" fall to the floor to clear the air.
Because your first REAL job is to cut through your multi-tasking stress -- and determine the "end result" that has highest priority.
Notice I used the word "result" -- not tasks.
And your next job is to focus, and work on that single most important *RESULT* until it is achieved.
Develop this ability - and your value to any organization (including your own business) has just grown beyond comprehension!
** Build Focused Brain Power
If you're determined to move your business or professional life forward, here's a time-proven personal excellence strategy that works:
First, make a list of the END RESULTS you wish to accomplish. Focus on the desired end results, NOT the required tasks.
Second, prioritize your list in terms of "survival or growth," which ever is currently most critical.
Third, start at the top of your list, and move down toward the bottom, asking the following questions for each desired end result:
Question #1: What will happen if this is NOT achieved? Is this item in the correct spot on my list? Is some other end result more important to survival/growth?
Question #2. What portion of this end result is MY responsibility? Which of my activities and/or skills has the highest personal excellence value, and will help me achieve this end result?
Question #3. Can someone else achieve this end result better than I can? If so, who? How can I best delegate this?
Question #4: What is the single most valuable use of my time RIGHT NOW?
There is only ONE correct answer to this final question at any given time.
Your ability to determine the single most valuable use of your time, and then focus your personal efforts on the required tasks, is the key to successful personal excellence and results-oriented management.
** The Final Results
Once you've identified the single most important end result at this moment -- your next job is to focus your brainpower on it single-mindedly until it is 100% complete.
Forget the juggling act. Focus and persevere. Discipline yourself until the end result is achieved. Focus and commit to build personal excellence brainpower.
Hard work? Yes!
Rewarding? Most certainly!
By building this ability to set priorities and concentrate on getting results - you will soon develop the habit of high personal achievement and excellence.
And not only will you have the satisfaction of getting results - you WILL stand out in any organization, business or industry!
This habit alone is certain to guarantee you great success in life.
Stress reduces your ability to think clearly. The Quantum Member's Center contains brainwave-engineered audios to *instantly* tame your stress -- and enable you to think clearly and creatively. Stress management is absolutely critical to YOUR success (and your health.) Click here: Tame My Stress NOW!
� 2004 All Rights Reserved.
Visit Quantum-Self.com for original inspirational articles and science news, free self tests, brain quizzes, and the web�s best mind-building tools. Subscribe to LandOnYourFeet and get a sizzling FREE Prosperity minicourse! - http://www.quantum-self.com