Today I’d like to tell you how to stay focused with The “Five More” Technique.
I learned this simple yet very powerful tip from self-help guru Sam Horn. Here it is in a nutshell:
The next time you’re about to get off task,
say mentally or aloud to yourself, “Just Five More.”
What does this mean?
Ah, come on. It’s simple.
Continue to work for five more minutes on whatever you’re working on.
Jog for five more minutes if you’re getting your daily exercise.
Write five more sentences if you’re bogged down composing a blog entry.
It’s that simple, and this technique works because it builds persistence.
So every time you’re about to get unfocused or about to give up on something, just Do Five More, okay?