14 Focus Like a Laser
Jobs knew how to stay focused and not get distracted. He used this focus when working on new products, only working on a limited number of important products at a time. This gave him the ability to pay extra attention to the small details, since he had limited distractions.
Jobs focus didn’t stop at products. When speaking to people he’d often give his undivided attention. But in an eccentric way. He’d stare at people without blinking, wait in an awkward silence, and then proceed to answer in a fast-paced manner. It was this dedication to focus that he often used to persuade people—because it made them uncomfortable.
Keeping your focus on things that matter to you, and being able to speak to someone eye-to-eye, are two things that can help you be your best.