There is another factor which makes it difficult to keep a narrow focus. I became very aware of this when I was giving seminars and coaching individuals in time management. This factor is that many people are very protective of their workloads. It’s almost as if being overly busy is an important element of their self-image. Anyone who wants to be a productive person needs to get rid of this attitude. Our self-image should be based on the fact that we are productive, not that we are busy.
From “Secrets of Productive People: 50 Techniques To Get Things Done: Teach Yourself”
by Mark Forster