A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. "I'd like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I'd like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?" the master answered, "The hunter who chases two rabbits catches neither one."
-Zen Stories To Tell Your Neighbours
The magic of doing one thing at a time can change you into a Master. Our minds behave like monkeys jumping branches after branches. Your mind is your instrument; learn to be its master and not its slave.
Harvard business review holds that people in fact spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time and burn down all energy. Technology has blurred beyond recognition. Wherever we go our work follows. It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse.
If one thing only be obtained, it ought to be good.
Though you get only one thing, get it quickly
- Tamil Proverb