The average human being has an attention span of just eight seconds—less than half of that of a goldfish.
The world we live in has more distractions than ever before, which makes focus more and more difficult. But that doesn't mean that you're doomed to a goldfish attention span forever. With proper training and some helpful mind hacks, you can take your concentration to a whole new level.
Start by figuring out what you want to focus on. Determine your short- and long-term goals; prioritize them so that you have clear direction, whether for a work assignment, a travel itinerary or a home project. A road map will give you a path to follow. Then use these four strategies to help hone laser-like focus.