When it comes to prioritizing stuff it gets really hard, and prioritizing is a major era where people get stuck or by which people get stuck. So, what we do to avoid prioritizing is that we do all the stuff at the same time, which we call multitasking. So, here’s the deal, there is no such thing as multitasking, you can never focus on more than one thing at the same time. As it is said that, “If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one”. This isn’t only a proverb but it’s a fact. Multitasking is a lie and yet everyone think of it as an effective thing to do. As steve uzzell said, “multi-tasking is merely the oppurtunity to screw-up more than one thing at a time”, and that’s exactly what happens.
Clifford nass proved it in 2009, he was a professor at stanford university. He and his team of researchers gave 262 students questionnaires to determine how often they multi-tasked and then they divided their test subjects into two groups of high and low multi-taskers. Everyone was thinking that the frequent multi-taskers will do better, but they were wrong. After that Nass said,”I was sure that they had some kind of secret ability, but it turns out that the multi-taskers were just a statues of irrelevancy” which proves that
ORIGIN OF THE WORD
Psychologists have been studying the ability of humans of doing more than one thing at a time, but the word multitasking was never used until 1960’s. In 1960’s, the word multi-tasking was used for computers for doing more than one task at a time.
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- The book “The One Thing” by Gary keller with Jay papasan
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