The Focusing Question: How to Find Your ONE Thing
Many of our activities are unnecessary but we don’t know it. If instead of asking ourselves what is to be done, we change the question to what is that we can simplify, or subtract from our work.
This puts the focus on the essential activities while eliminating the ones which look like work but are not helpful in any way.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
“Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough en..."
It happens only when:
While endless scrolling on your phone is a symptom of the problem, it is not the root cause of why you find it hard to focus.
To learn how to focus, you must adopt new skills as well as understand the most common causes of distraction.
When you are thinking and thinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? Or even in 5 weeks?
It allows you to stop thinking about something and to focu...
Most groundbreaking work takes at least a full decade or more to reveal itself.
For example, one study found that of 500 famous musical pieces, nearly all of them were ...
Successful writers do not write elegant first drafts, nor do they feel wildly enthusiastic and confident.
Creating something useful and compelling means you have to permit yourself to let the inspiration flow. You will write a lot of junk but can then sift through it to find bits and pieces of brilliance here and there.
The act that will uncover creative genius is by forcing yourself to create regularly and on a schedule, not just create when you feel inspired.
The best thing you can do is to do a huge volume of work. Creative genius becomes visible when you work consistently to get the average ideas out of the way.