Friday, April 13, 2018

The Power of Three




As visitors to this parish are aware, I’m a big believer in The Power of Three.  And in this Age of Distraction I’ve been a practitioner of Focus / Commitment / Discipline for many years.

This is the secret to Making Things Happen.  Stay focussed, stay single-minded on task completion and Keep Going.  Not very sexy. Just effective.

And the Biggest Threat to Peak Performance in any business today?  The weapon of Mass Distraction – and simultaneously our greatest enabling ally – the Smart Phone.

Research indicates many of us are distracted nearly 50% of the time.  No wonder we feel so much stress and that our lives are out of balance.

Surveys reveal:
        We check our phones 150 times/day, or every 6 1/2 minutes.
        We spend 2 1/2 hours each day on our phone, in 76 different sessions.
        Millennials spend 1.8 hours of their work-day on social media – whilst at work.
        Productivity is declining.
        Competitiveness is declining.
        Our own sense of achievement is declining.
        Happiness is declining.

FOCUS.  COMMITMENT.  DISCIPLINE.

Figure out some basic rules and stick to them.  Take control of your phone.  Don’t let it control you.

KR