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Don’t Lose Focus

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Tony Robbins

Motivational Speaker and Author

Do you have a ‘things to do’ list? 

Sure, most of us do. Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with making a ‘To Do’ list. It outlines the strategies and tactics that we must complete to reach our goals, to be successful. To be effective.  They can also be debilitating as many of us do the thinking, planning and even go to the trouble of writing them down. We only forget one thing: 

To Do! 

Why? 

There are many reasons, but most of them can be summed up this way… 

People lose focus! 

The bright shiny object of distraction where emails ding, the phone rings, or the bird on the ledge sings songs of Spring. The “busy but not effective” mode of multi-tasking where we do 10% of 10 things, rather than 100% of one thing. Certainly, not everything on your list can be done in one sitting, or one day. More than likely, the things that are most important for you to Pursue Your Greatness will take time. Continued, focused effort. 

While it is true that Rome wasn’t built in a day, once the blueprint was created, you can best believe they started building and worked on it every day with focus. 

You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.”  Will Smith 

Take a look at your ‘To Do’ list and pick one thing from that list. Does not matter which one you choose but pick one. Maybe the one that has been nagging you but remains undone. Maybe the one that will be the steppingstone to the next level of one of your goals. Maybe it is just the phone call you have been putting off. 

Today, focus on completing that ONE THING. Humans are designed for accomplishment and we get a rush when we need to do something and do it. You are capable of accomplishing much more if you… 

Don’t Lose Focus!

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I am a storyteller and have been using simple stories to help people see bigger possibilities for their lives. They are based on my real life experiences and I believe they will be relevant for your life, too.

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