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True focus is the secret to your success

delegate focus time management Apr 29, 2021

Years ago, I attended a seminar on focus, wondering what the big deal was and how someone could be a “focus specialist”. 


The speaker started by asking how many key roles the audience had in their lives. He started at three, then kept counting upwards. I held my hand high up until the count was done, secretly feeling quite proud of how versatile and important I must have been. 




It turned out that the higher the count the less focused and more scattered you are! 


According to the focus specialist, the maximum count should be three!


We’ve all experienced a good sunburn, but a convex lens can focus the same energy into a powerful beam that lights up a match!  (I guess that’s why we use the term “laser-focused”.)


For anyone who was recognized or remembered in history, it was always about one big idea, or one salient thing they did, not a bunch of different things (eg Ray Kroc = MacDonalds, Martin Luther King Jr.= Equal Rights activist, etc.)


Here are a few principles that are worth reflecting upon:

  1. “Only Do What Only You Can Do”. 
  2. “Focus on your best; delegate the rest.”
  3. “Focus on your strengths; the weaknesses will take care of themselves”
  4. “Whatever you focus on will grow” (Law of Intentionality)
  5. “The enemy of Best is not Bad, but Good”


If you’re given $86,000 per day to invest but whatever not invested all vanishes by midnight, how would you invest? Well, you literally own 86,400 seconds per day, no more, no less, but non-cumulative! How would you invest your time to get the best out of it?


What should you say no to/ eliminate/ let go/ delegate so as to say yes to the most important things in your life?


Remember what defines our significance is not so much what we do, but rather what we don’t do! So choose wisely!