The Winning You: Master Your Focus and Avoid Distractions
Sanket Pai, author
Focus. That’s the easiest thing to lose in today’s frenzied and hyper-connected times. We are either running towards a lot of things or running away (at least trying to) from some other things that are not meant to be for us. And distractions are aplenty. Whether they are in the workplace, where everyone else’s priorities become ours, or, in our personal lives, coming from people who don’t matter much. Keep in mind that an unrelenting focus is the only mantra to get going and get anything done. Developing focus and concentration is a skill that can be learned. In this book, I will take you through a proven blueprint of nine successful steps that have helped me, my wife and some of our friends to stay focused on things that are important in our lives, both personal and professional. These are first-hand ideas that I have adapted from what I have learnt from various sources including books, people, and experiences. This book is not an encyclopedia on this topic, and as the title suggests is more of a framework for personal transformation and work excellence. Lastly, any personal transformation starts with an action plan. It is not mandatory that you need to start incorporating all of these steps at once. Change is not easy, but is possible in bite-sized steps that slowly become a habit. Small changes can have a huge impact on your life. My suggestion is that you read each part and start introducing it into your lifestyle. With each part you will start seeing results and your confidence in the techniques will soar. And when you are comfortable with the initial steps, move on to the next part. I sincerely hope the very techniques that have worked for me and my family help you in the grand stage of life. I really encourage you to incorporate them consistently and get the winning edge. So please commit to doing them. You’ve got nothing to lose, but so much to gain. Quoting Robin Sharma, one of the greatest inspirations I have known, “Stop managing your time. Start managing your focus.” It’s the only way forward and is true of all achievers.