People think #focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
I have personally been on a “being deliberate” journey for some time where I am much more thoughtful and critically asses the things I want to and can do with my time. My own Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) deserve the time and energy (and focus) that Jobs speaks of in this article.
- Say no to cluttering your mind
- Say no to #interruptions
- Say no to time robbers and yes to time locking
- Say no to your own unbelief