The other side of the coin

Focus is one of the keys to success. Without focus your attention is divided and whatever your doing won’t be your best work, or your best self. If you wish to be great at something, you must devote all your attention to that.

Which will require you to eliminate less important things. You have to discipline yourself to NOT do things.

You have to consciously say no to things that could be fun or interesting but not necessarily what is going to help you achieve your goals.

Instead of forcing yourself to do more, you are actually forcing yourself to do less.

Its a different side of the same coin

What do you want to win at?

Chances are, you have a lot to juggle in life. You are busy and sometimes overwhelmed with all the different things you are trying to accomplish. You have so many goals and skills you would like to learn too. Wouldn’t it be great if you could be musical, a great cook, an impressive athlete, the perfect spouse, supermom, and the list goes on. There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that you can’t do everything, the good news is that you don’t have to.

A question I often ask myself is ‘what do you want to win at?”

What do you want to win at in life, this week, today, and at this moment. Whatever that is, that’s the priority. Focus on what you want to excel at, and pursue that. It won’t be everything. With this strategy we won’t be all-stars of life, but we will win, and we will win at what is most important.

Why are you doing that?

It's so easy to get into a slump, to stop pushing yourself and just coast. This happens often because we forget why we do something. Habits are great, but sometimes you need to revisit what the purpose is of those habits.

You start to lose focus when your unclear on your reason for doing something. When you start to give yourself permission to slack off, to not concentrate so well, to not work as hard, then it's way too easy to continue that way. It becomes very difficult to get yourself back to where you were with routines, schedules and hard work. So keep in mind why you have developed these habits, and that will make it easier to stick with your resolutions.