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How I Figure What to Focus On

And almost all experts do the same

By Zohaib Ali 🌱 Published 2 months ago 3 min read
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How I Figure What to Focus On
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We all have a lot of things vying for our attention every day. It can be hard to decide what is worth our focus and what we can safely ignore. This is especially true when it comes to work. With so many demands on our time, how can we determine what is the best use of our limited resources? The answer may lie in a simple three-step process that experts use to figure out what to focus on.

The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you could be doing, try this method and see if it doesn’t help you get more clarity and direction.

What Experts Look For

What is the problem that needs to be solved? Once the problem is identified, experts will look at the available data to determine what might be causing the problem. They will also consider the potential impact of any proposed solution.

Another important factor experts consider is feasibility.

Can the proposed solution be implemented given the resources and constraints? Experts also need to balance competing objectives and priorities. What are the trade-offs involved in implementing a particular solution?

In some cases, multiple solutions may be possible. In these cases, experts will use their judgement to choose the most promising option or options. They will also consider which option is most likely to succeed given the specific context and circumstances.

How They Narrow Down Their Choices

There's a reason that experts can seem to focus on the right thing to focus on so quickly and easily. It's because they have a process for narrowing down their choices.

First, they take into account all of the information they have available to them. This includes data, observations, past experiences, and anything else they can think of.

Then, they start to eliminate options. They look at what isn't working and what is working and try to find a pattern.

Once they have a few options left, they'll start testing each one out. This could mean doing some research or experimentation until they find the best solution.

Throughout this process, experts are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating their options. They're never afraid to change their minds if new information comes to light.

This ability to focus on the right thing is what separates experts from amateurs. If you want to be an expert at something, you need to learn how to narrow down your choices quickly and efficiently.

What If You're Not an Expert?

If you're not an expert, you can still use the principles of focus to figure out what's important. Here are a few tips;

-Start by identifying your goal. What do you want to achieve?

-Then, break down that goal into smaller steps. What are the key steps you need to take to get there?

-Identify the skills and knowledge you need to acquire in order to accomplish those steps.

-Finally, start working on acquiring those skills and knowledge. Read books, take classes, talk to experts, and so on.

Let Me Cover This

When it comes to figuring out what to focus on, experts have a few different techniques that they use. By understanding these techniques, you can learn how to focus on the things that are most important to you and get the most out of your time. 

The most important thing for non-experts to remember is that focus is a process. It's not something that you can achieve overnight. But by taking the time to learn how to focus, you can accomplish great things.

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Zohaib Ali 🌱

I'm Zohvib (pronounced as Zohaib), Through Vocal and other digital publications, I tell stories that help readers to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. 🗿

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