“The ability to focus is one of the most valuable skills you can cultivate”
How long can you stay focused on something without getting bored? Can you end a day without any distractions – no phone, no internet?
I’ve written before about how I learned to be more present with my son, Axel, and how that helped me concentrate when I go to work on a challenging project.
This is a 5-minute Friday episode about the Power of Focus, the ability to concentrate on something for a significant time without any interruptions.
Focus and concentration is what allows the worlds best minds to generate brand new thoughts and ideas.
This episode talks about how focus leads to productivity and success. A lot of people are having difficulty in focusing – including ME! I realized I often lacked focus and wanted to challenge myself to structure my life to increase this skill – starting from spending time with my son longer without picking up my phone.
And I challenge everyone to do go longer without your favorite distraction and let me know how it goes.
To learn more about this topic, you can check out the interview with Cal Newport on Episode 121 about his book and his theory of Deep Work, the skill of structured focus.