Somebody was telling me recently about Steve Jobs and his views on focusing.
Now I suppose many of us have the same views, but as we’re not as famous as Mr Jobs was, our views on focusing wouldn’t have the same impact on the listeners.
And that’s fair enough. When someone has made a great success of his life, and by all accounts Steve Jobs did that, it behoves us all to observe as well as we can what he did in his life that perhaps we could emulate.
What he said about focus was:
“What focus means is saying no to something that you, with every bone in your body, think is a phenomenal idea, and you wake up in the morning thinking about it,
But you say “no" to it, because you’re focusing on something else. “
Now that’s a very telling statement.
He wasn’t speaking about idle distraction.
He was speaking about an exciting idea with bags of real potential, and in spite of the promise of the idea, you stick to what you’re at.
The strong point in this statement is that when we start something, we should finish it. That to me, seems to be the lesson in this statement, to hold our attention fast to the task.
Start, get to the middle and see it through.
And of course, the bright shiny distracting idea will still be there when we’re done.
What do you think?
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