martial art, we learn the impact of the Hick–Hyman Law: the more
options you have, the longer it takes you to choose the most appropriate
selection; or said another way, we suffer self-paralysis by
over-analysis. Seeing this in the micro of combat sport, it was easy to
observe it infiltrate my my educational studies, my professional project
development, even my relationship growth. It was better to be the
master of one, than a novice in too many.
Visualize what you
want to achieve so clearly that you sense what it feels to move your
shoulder there, and your knee here, place you foot here, and your elbow
there. Practice your mental acuity daily and consistently. Do so with
singular focus upon the goals in your nutrition, vocation, and the
seemingly endless stream of domestic tasks which seem to manifest.
And when it comes time to move on to the next task in your day, set
aside the previous completely... like serial monogamy. The key to
excellence is in specialization, in being mindful. And the gate to
accomplishing all of your varied tasks lies with what coaching
psychologists call "attentional switching" - completely shift to the new
focus and let the other percolate on the back-burners.