Obsessive or Productive? The Difference Between Being Focused and Rigid

"Choose your productive obsession right now. Maybe you know exactly which one to select. Even if you're positive, give your idea a once-over and make sure it meets your current meaning needs and intentions..." -- Eric and Ann Maisel, authors of Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions. "Being taught that more is better, we're jumping to erroneous conclusions way too early, and all of a sudden being more productive has no limits in terms of enough." -- Slavko Desik, business blogger. While superior productivity is neither simple nor easily reduced to its component parts, most people would universally agree that productivity requires a focus on priorities—a focus that excludes the extraneous, stripping away anything that doesn't contribute to a specific goal. Some might … [Read more...]