- If you are distracted from your primary task, then you are not going to perform at your best.
- If you focus on something else, then you might miss something critical related to your primary task.
- If distracted you may not actually do your job, the way it is supposed to be done.
- Distractions will undermine your credibility.
- Lack of focus will leave you unhappy with your own performance.
- The impact of not being focused on your job may mean that you disappoint a colleague.
- Even worse you might disappoint a client.
- Almost certainly the resultant lack of performance will mean you disappoint your boss.
- Your lowered productivity may mean you need to work more hours to get your work done.
- If cuts are needed it will often be the least productive that go first.
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One of the aspects of riding a motorbike that I like, is the total concentration required to stay out of trouble. The biker needs to not only be very aware of the bike and its surroundings, but also be vigilant for potential mistakes by other road users.
My dad's philosophy on driving, which he shared with me as often as he could, was: "Nothing else matters. When you are driving, do not be distracted by other people in the car, day dreaming or anything else. Stay alert and focused on what you are doing!"
Good advice, and many years ahead of the introduction of the technology distractions of today. We can take that same advice and apply it to our lives ... and make a real difference!
"Your results are the product of either personal focus or personal distractions. The choice is yours." John Di Lemme
There a whole host of reasons why a lack of focus will impact you in your life. Here are just 10 of them: