Multi Tasking or Multi Failing?
Have you ever driven somewhere and when you got there you didn’t remember the journey?
Like you where driving on autopilot, your mind was elsewhere thinking about “the next big thing”.
Do you ever sit at your multi monitor desk, writing one thing, keeping one eye on Facebook another on the file your downloading and listening to the radio or tv.
That’s multi tasking, but are you being productive?
In today’s gadget filled, information overloaded society there is so much for us to try and do in 24 hours that we try and multi task as much as we can. Juggling non important time wasting distractions with important work. You have an important task to do, which requires you to write something in Word.
Is Word the only thing open on your pc or do you have Facebook in the background, your email program is open, Skype is running, maybe the TV is on.
You may think you can multitask effectively but when it comes down to it, your spreading your mind too thinly across many different tasks and your doing none of them effectively. Its at this point your memory starts to fail you. Can you remember everything thats happened on the TV, that you read on your email or posted on Facebook. Can you remember what you wrote on that very important Word document. Maybe you re-read it 5 or 6 times because each time you read a bit, it doesnt sink in and you have to read it again.
Still think your good at multi tasking?
Your Wrong and the men in white coats agree: http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Turn-Their-Attention/63746/
FOCUS on building your business.