What to Focus on?
We know busyness doesn't mean productiveness. Countless times I find successful entrepreneurs as well as hardworking individuals caught up in the day to day busyness of life. Where life seems to do something with them instead of them doing something with it. Even those that have been financially successful have come to a place of loneliness and emptiness, ongoing stress and anxiety or a feeling of being dissatisfied. There are problems that we are called to solve and then there are tensions that we are called to manage. We are known either by the problems that we create or the problems that we solve. Let's move from managing to mastering today!
Here are 3 points that have helped me overcome limitations and distractions:
1) Narrow your focus:
Spend your time and energy on things that you do best. Determine what energizes you and what depletes you. Learn to play to your strengths. By narrowing your focus you'll have a larger impact on life and feel more fulfilled.
a) Prioritize - Write down what's truly important to you. (Ie. Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, Fun)
b) Organize - Schedule your priorities in your calendar from greatest to least.
c) Discipline - Make it a routine and raise your standards. Don't forget to celebrate your wins. "What get's celebrated, get's repeated!"
2) Take Advice from the right people:
I heard a story of a father and a son that were traveling on a donkey. While traveling through the first town, some of the townspeople saw the father and son on the donkey and said "How cruel, they would make that donkey carry 2 people. So the father got off and let his son ride the donkey. Upon arriving in the next town some of the townspeople said "How disrespectful that the son would make his father walk as he rides the donkey." By the next town both the father and the son were carrying the donkey.
My point is 99 out of 100 people will give you bad advice on how you should live your life. But when you find that 1%, listen to what they say. Ignore the 99 and listen to the 1%
Make sure they have :
c) Your best interest at heart
3) Listen to your Inner Coach:
Everyone has a inner coach. A voice that is constantly talking to you. Telling you what you can or cannot do. A voice that reminds you of the past or causes you to worry about the future.
Does your inner voice:
a) Help you out, or
b) Break you down?
Your private voice will either help you out or break you down.
Take more responsibility on how the voice speaks to you. Take control of your thoughts and maintain disciplines with your emotion. Everything starts with a thought, followed by a feeling and then an action.
Character always drives the process which will get your results.
& Growth Specialist