I am sure you have heard of the "80/20 Rule" - if you haven't, in a nutshell it says that 20% of your effort will give you 80% of your productivity. It is very important that you strive to focus your time, energy and effort on those top 20% of what is important. Focus is a very tricky thing. We live in a fast-paced world and it is not easy to close out distractions and focus your attention on something entirely - even for a brief period of time. But I can tell you that if you can master the skill of focus you will see that you actually have less to do than you think. You are more capable of seeing things all the way through and because of this, there are fewer lingering things remaining on that never-ending "to-do" list we all have. In many ways focus comes down to time management. I have never forgotten the old saying I heard a long time ago.... "There are 24 hours in a day. You have 24 hours in your day just like Hellen Keller did, John Kennedy did, and any other great and successful person in history has had." If you stop for 2 minutes and think, I mean really concentrate on how you spend your time you will be shocked at how much time is wasted on things that are not productive in any sort of way. I am not saying you should not live your life - having fun is part of life. I am referring to the mindless time wasters we all let creep into our days.... Focus, Focus, Focus.... all the great ones have learned how to do this successfully and that explains why they achieve what they achieve.