The quickest and easiest way to boost your productivity is to develop your concentration.
Developing your concentration directly affects your self-discipline, perseverance, and the ability to
accomplish the goals you set.
Why is this so?
Because concentration is a form of self-discipline, just over a shorter time span.
When you focus your attention over a short time span, it's called concentration.
When you focus your attention over a longer time span (ie. a month, a year, a lifetime), it's called self-discipline, perseverance, and consistency.
In order words, Productivity!
Famous author, Theron Q Dumont, said this about concentration:
"It is the utmost value to learn how to concentrate. To make the greatest success of anything you must be able to concentrate our entire thought upon the idea you are working on. The
person that is able to concentrate utilizes all constructive thoughts and shuts out all destructive ones. The greatest man would accomplish nothing if he lacked concentration"
The first 2 concentration builders I am giving you I learned from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
These are the same concentrationbuilders that many Olympic athletes use every day in order to excel in their chosen sports. Use them yourself and watch your concentration, self-discipline and productivity soar.
* Concentration Builder Week 1
This first exercise is simple, but since most people have horrible concentration, it's good to start small. Each time you eat, simply count the number of the number of times you chew your food before you swallow.
Throughout the week, build up to chewing your food 32 times before you swallow.
You'll probably find your mind wandering and losing count.
That's ok. Just start over from 1 with each new bite.
* Concentration Builder Week 2
Again, start off slow and build upon ths concentration builder for week 2. You'll see your concentration noticeably improving as you do. Start by picking a number from 3 - 6.
Whenver you are walking anywhere, simply count your steps.
For instance, if you pick the number 4,
it goes like this step. 1...step. 2.....step 3.....step. 4 and start over at 1.
If you find your mind wandering, no need to beat yourself up.
Just gently go back to focusing on counting your steps.
Practice these concentration builders over the next 2 weeks
and watch your concentration gradually improve and your productivity reach new heights