Did you know focus is a “learnable” skill set? Just like any other skill, if you don’t practice it to hone the skill, you’ll find yourself struggling constantly. It’s work… I won’t kid you! But, just imagine mastering this skill set and being able to put 100% of your focus on the goals and tasks in front of you. Think about how your productivity and success will soar as you get more done, a LOT faster!
Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to work more hours to get more done. That’s the difference between working intensively and working extensively.
“There’s no such thing as not enough time, only a confusion of priorities!”
I heard this quote from speaker Alex Green, at a conference, and it is definitely something I have seen in my life. Time management is all about where
your priorities are! But these skill sets don’t come easily… they have to be learned and practiced. So, stop being a slave to time and prioritize your success
See, if you’re sowing into a skill set focused on, well, FOCUS, you will find yourself becoming more productive, a better problem-solver, more efficient at time management and readily achieving your goals. Just conquering this one thing makes you more valuable at work and will position you for promotion (in every area of your life).
The Law of Focus says, whatever you focus on is what you get good at. If you spend all your time focusing on things you can’t do, things that aren’t working or other situations in which you have no control, you split your focus. You’ll find it takes you longer to get things done – and it won’t even be your best work. And in the end, the only skill you’ve mastered is how to increase your stress!
You can actually split focus – it can be at work, in your finances, in your relationships. And, if you’re trying to juggle two tasks at once or achieve two goals at exactly the same time, you’ve just invited distraction right into your life – because your focus is split! You can’t look north and south at the same time.
If you practice these two major areas designed to hone your focus skill sets daily, you will condition that “focus muscle” to take on some heavy lifting in your life!
- Make a list of what needs to get done at work, around the house or in any area of your life today. After the list is done, prioritize it. What absolutely, positively MUST get done first? If there are multiple urgent deadlines, you might find this difficult. If you work for someone else, try asking your manager which item they would like done first. Then, only focus on those priorities and don’t even think or worry about the other ones, yet. Set your mind on what is in front of you and what you can accomplish NOW.
- Set aside an hour or two daily as “distraction-free” zones. Turn off your phone, log out of Facebook or even disconnect the Internet if that’s what you need!
It comes down to this simple evaluation. What is getting you results, helping you achieve your goals and moving you forward in life? What tasks are mindlessly sucking your time, keeping you from your goals and causing extra stress?
It’s time to clear away the distractions cluttering your time. What distractions, meaningless tasks or unfruitful habits do you need to bury? Tell me about them below and “Like” and “Share” today’s message.
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In great faith,
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