Focus. Probably one of the most talked about topics in the area of personal development, growth and achievement.
You want to talk about GOALS? The topic of FOCUS will be discussed along the way!
I would say that it is much easier to LOSE focus than it is to discipline yourself to GAIN and MAINTAIN focus...at least in the beginning.
When we have yet to train and discipline ourselves in the area of focus, it is quite easy to get distracted and lose our focus. That's a pretty easy concept to grasp, isn't it?
Any time you are not disciplined in ANY area, it is easy to allow your lack of discipline to side track your success.
Can you say, "diet"? Many people SAY that they want to lose weight and be in better shape yet there are not many that are willing to DISCIPLINE themselves in a way that will get them where they want to be.
This is true in ANY area that requires CHANGE. Changing something that you do (or think) and attempting to do it differently - in a new direction - is NOT an easy task and it requires DISCIPLINE and FOCUS!
Now listen, you can - and I encourage you to - take this article and apply it in MANY different areas of your own life. Take it and run with it. Dissect it. Question it for yourself. Allow it to challenge you in different areas of your life that you seek change and/or improvement. I'm not here to tell you that this "topic" has to go in the direction that I thought about for this blog article. I suggest that you take it as a topic and apply it to yourself FOR yourself.
That's one reason I always encourage you to also listen to the podcast on the same topic. The thoughts that I had when I recorded the podcast are likely (absolutely true on this one!) DIFFERENT than my thoughts as I type this article. I think that makes my work unique.
A couple of final thoughts and questions for you to consider:
- WHOSE focus are you using? In other words, are you focusing through your OWN thoughts/eyes OR are you basing what you are trying to "see" on what someone else tells you?
- Are you focusing only on the familiar?
- When your focus becomes "clear" will you discipline (and trust) yourself to pursue what that which you see?
- Can you? (YES!)
- WILL you?
Have fun with this. Yes, be sure to listen to the podcast (link below) and have fun with this but be ready to "see" something that may even scare you a little once your focus becomes clear. The next step will be up to you.
In the meantime, whatever you do, always be sure to...