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Mono-task
By:Muhammad Rafi. UK
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018, 3:53 pm

Twelve quotes on doing one thing (mono-task) at a time and not jumping around from one thing to another:
1. To do two things at once is to do neither. (Publilius Syrus)
2. If you chase two rabbits, you will catch neither one.
(Russian proverb)
3. Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. (Goethe)
4. Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. (Peter Drucker)
5. Success demands a singleness of purpose. (Vince Lombardi)
6. 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. (Steve Jobs)
7. Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.
(Josh Billings)
8. Not everything matters equally, and success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. Yet that is exactly how most play it on a daily basis.
(Gary Keller, author of The One Thing)
9. Multi-tasking is the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. (Unknown)
10. You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.
(Gary Keller, author of The One Thing)
11. When we think we’re multi-tasking we’re actually multi-switching. That is what the brain is very good at doing – quickly diverting its attention from one place to the next. We think we’re being productive. We are, indeed, being busy. But in reality we’re simply giving ourselves extra work.
(Michael Harris, writer)
12. Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday.
(Joanne Tombrakos)