Focus is the key, not time

What can you do yesterday? Nothing, because yesterday is gone. What will you do tomorrow? Not sure, because no one can predict tomorrow. What is left today and, more precisely, now? 

What will you do now? You can easily get side tracked and do menial tasks or check emails, most of which are not important, or attend to phone calls, which interrupt your focus on the most important things. How many interruptions do you experience every day? By the end of the day, are you exhausted just from the interruptions you get?

Are they a necessary evil of life today? Yes and no. Some interruptions are important and a pleasure to handle, others are a pain in the neck and sheer waste of time. 

If possible, try to avoid any interruptions until noon, leaving your afternoon free for interruptions. If this is not possible, then at least carve out some uninterrupted time during the day-maybe an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. The key is to carve out uninterrupted time and single-mindedly complete the important work. Otherwise, you will not be productive and will take much longer to complete important tasks. It is not lack of time that is the problem, rather, a lack of focus. 

Your time is your life and the most valuable asset you have. You want to extend it by design, not by accident.

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