For far too long, I have always had a mental stamp in my brain, a piece of paper pinned somewhere or a board written with the word FOCUS in big black bold text to remind me that that I should always stay focus while I’m doing something. However, today I’ve come across a phrase which is even more useful and it seems to resonate deeper into my head than a single word “FOCUS” can do to me.
The magic phrase is, well, as the title of this post mentioned:
Focus On Maximizing Output and Minimizing Input
You see, focus by itself is too broad. My brain don’t function well enough when I see the word “FOCUS”. Does it mean I should focus on browsing web galleries, research articles by browsing articles on Wikipedia+CNN, check web stats+analytics+earnings, or read lots of forums posts for the whole day? That’s like focusing on all the wrong things. Although we all know that those activities are sometimes inevitable, our intake of daily useful+relevant input (information) while performing a task should be minimized so that we can focus on doing what matter most – producing useful output and results!
You will be surprise by how efficient a human brain can function and how you can improve your productivity when you “FOCUS on maximizing output and minimizing input”.