Why successful people do not multitask?


It is the inner intelligence that makes people successful. It happens when one believes own intuition. A borrowed knowledge does not help in this regard. The fable of multitasking is that you can succeed in doing additional in less time. There is always the allurement of doing additional work and, with that, the charisma of doing multiple tasks at once. That draw to task switch actually breaches your focus rather than increasing your productivity. When you do too many things at a time, you are not able to give 100% dedication in completion of each task with your whole brain as the truth is that multitasking decreases your productivity and your accuracy.


You may believe you are an effective multitasker, but consider this: When you are trying to park in a difficult parking space, do you turn down the radio or ask your passengers to quiet down? This is because you inherently know your brain requires 100% of its focus to complete the task in a successful manner. This post will help you improve your productivity by facing the three largest issues with multitasking habits.

To understand more easily read the below mentioned story: A Japanese warrior decided to attack an army,even though he had one tenth if soldier than the opposition had. So his own army were morally felt down. On the way, they stopped at a religious shrine , and prayed. On the way, general took out a coin and said, “Destiny will decide our fate. If it comes to head ,we will win, or otherwise lose.” Then he took out the coin and tossed. It came out to be head.

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The soldiers were so overjoyed and filled with confidence. And finally warrior won the fight. The lieutenant commented,”No one can change the destiny”.  General replied ,” Quite right”. And showed the coin to lieutenant ,which had heads on both side of coin. It is the inner intellectuality ,that helps in multi-tasking. And it comes out of a free ,empty mind. A biased mind will not help. The researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.


But what if some people have a special gift for multitasking? The Stanford researchers compared groups of people, based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers—those who multitasked a lot and felt that it boosted their performance—were actually worse at multitasking than those who liked to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse because they had more trouble organizing their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information, and they were slower at switching from one task to another.

When people think they’re multitasking, study shows they’re actually shifting focus from one task to another, and the point to note here is the transition is neither faster, smoother nor efficient.  “Multitasking makes you efficient” is just a myth!
It is easier and often enjoyable with technology. You can’t deny the rush you get when your favorite device vibrates. But jumping from distraction to distraction doesn’t make us productive rather it actually does the opposite.

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