Focus on the Intention of Your Work

Focus on the Intention of Your Work

Focus is doing things with a clear intention and making sure that all your decisions match your intention.

Focusing isn’t simply about avoiding the temptation to multitask until a priority project is complete. Instead, it means truly understanding what you want to accomplish and centering your activities entirely around that.

Questions to ask to find focus on a project:

  • What is the main problem this product is solving?
  • Who are the people we are solving this problem for?
  • What is the emotion/feeling that we want our product to create or evoke?
  • Is this particular implementation aligned with the problem we're solving for?
  • Is this the product/feature most likely to successfully solve that problem?

For more, read this article from Facebook’s VP of Product.

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