In a recent interview, Jimbo Fisher, the head coach of the 6-0 Florida State Seminoles football team was asked how he kept his team focused on the next game.
He said it’s about managing the clutter that goes on around him and the team. Clutter for him means the media and the distractions that keep things stirred up as they go about the task of getting ready for their next opponent.
Managing clutter is one of your biggest challenges as you go through your day. There are things coming at you from left and right. At times, you feel like you are being attacked by a swarm of bees. Your ability to swat those bees one by one will often determine your progress and results on any given day.
You cannot let the clutter get you off your progressive track. The more you can do to control clutter the better. Clutter is just a bunch of little stuff that slows you down, moves you off your center, gets you off track, discombobulates you and messes up your entire day. You cannot let clutter control your production and performance.
Clutter is best dealt with by making sure you take a few minutes at the end of the day or first thing in the morning to map out your major tasks for that day. Swatting those little bees one by one and having an attitude of “next” will keep you on task and moving forward.
Staying on task and swatting the “clutter bees” at the same time is what separates the bee killers from the killer bees. Start swatting. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs