The year has just begun and what better way to begin it than by reading a book that speaks to one of those very essential but often underrated qualities of life; focus! We live in a world of so many distractions, so many things desire our attention, you have to check your followers on Twitter, Facebook updates, Instagram likes, then your work needs to be done, your family, friends need attention, there is a game of football to watch, political events to look out for..the list is really endless and in all that you are expected to be productive. So how exactly do you manage to stay FOCUSED and accomplish your tasks?
In this book, Goleman, a psychologist by training presents a compelling case on how mastering Focus can be the difference between the highly successful and the mediocre. Arguing from a work done over two decades with case studies from business, sports, performing arts and even education, Goleman argues that FOCUS is a mental muscle like any other muscle which if worked upon will grow and if left alone will simply atrophy.
Have you heard of the 10 000 hour rule? Coleman argues that this rule may no longer be enough in this highly competitive world and we need new tools to navigate it. Broken down into three, he says focus has to be on the INNER, OUTER and OTHER. Indeed this book makes a compelling case on how focus really is THE HIDDEN DRIVER OF EXCELLENCE.