Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Maintaining a long-term focus on your career, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
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So far we've primarily discussed ways in which you can maintain focus on an…hourly and daily basis in the workplace. However, long-term focus is equally important.…Imagine that I want to take a road trip from Berlin to Paris, but after a…few hours of traveling I change my mind and decide that I want to drive to Rome instead.…Then after driving a couple of more hours, I decide I'd rather travel to…Amsterdam, and then perhaps I change my mind and want to travel to Athens, but…later decided again on Paris.…
You can see from this example that I'm going to do a lot of traveling but never…really reach any destination. It's the same with your career.…The more focused you can be on a final destination, then the faster you…make progress toward that goal and receive the benefits of mastering a particular field.…The first step that I suggest to help you maintain long-term career focus is to…choose a destination. Write a short statement, perhaps one paragraph of where…you want your career to be 10 years from now.…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions