As my mother said while I was growing up, “If you’re going to do something, do it to the best of your ability.” Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
When you work on a project, do your best. Don’t cut corners. Do the best you absolutely can. Be present.
When you spend time with your kids, make it about the quality of time rather than the quantity. Be present. Pay attention to them and only them.
When you spend time with your spouse or significant other, make the time special. Focus on making your significant other feel as if no one else is more important. Be present.
When you worship God, worship in spirit and in truth. Don’t focus on your wants. Focus on what God wants. Be present.
To put forth your maximum effort in whatever you do, there is one rule. Be present. If you are present, which means not allowing yourself to be distracted by anything else, you will focus on what you are doing.
Many of us think of effort in terms of time. But the more time you spend on something does not equate to better output. Instead, quality is so much more important than quantity when thinking about time.
Increase your focus and you can decrease your required time and still increase your productivity.