We all have goals that we’re working toward in our life. Over the years, we may become tired or discouraged when it comes to our goals because we never see anything accomplished. The reason we’re never checking off our goals is because we don’t have a proper focus. It was Robert Kiyosaki that defined “Focus” the best. He said focus was simply, “Following One Course Until Successful.” I think this is a great way to explain my post today.
If you’re trying to follow serval goals, you’re either going to do horribly in all of those endeavors, or you’re going to give up and follow no goals at all. If a person tries to chase two rabbits, they’re not going to catch any of them (Russian Proverb) – just thought I would throw that saying in.
A single focus is imperative if you are going to be successful in anything that you do. You have to keep your consecration upon the completion of that goal before you begin a new course in your life.
What is Your Central Goal?
I want you to take some paper and write out three goals – what you want more than anything. It doesn’t matter what the goals are, just write it down on your paper. Okay. Great.
Now lying in front of you are three goals. I want you to take those three goals and narrow them down to the most important. If you could only accomplish one goal from your list, which one from the three goals would it be?
Great. You’re well on your way. Remember, you’re going to have to learn to say no to the “good” things so that you can pursue the “great” things. This is a lesson that I had to learn, and I’m still learning today.
Now, let’s focus on that one goal in front of you.
About three years ago, I made a goal to become financially free. I had searched all over the internet looking for a way in which I could learn to build a legit passive income. After months of digging, I found Wealthy Affiliate. I started working toward that goal, that I had set years before. The problem I encountered was I had other goals which were competing for my attention. I ended up never doing anything toward any goal – discouraged I gave up.
I decided one day to just focus only on the financial goal, and this was when I started to make some ground. Listed below are some hard lessons that I learned:
- You only have a certain amount of time in the day.
- You need to have balance in your life when trying to accomplish your goals.
- Everyone has one goal that is preeminent.
- We all need to be careful not to allow our passions to overcome common-sense.
- There are no goals in life that cannot be accomplished if we work hard.
Focus means eliminating all the other endeavors and pursuing only one goal.
So, take that one goal left on the paper and let’s focus. You’ll be surprised the distance you’ll cover over a short amount of time when you’re attention is directed toward one course.
Okay, this is step two.
Circle that one goal that now has your full attention; begin scribbling around that goal different ways you can see it accomplished. I have given you an example below.
You’re doing great. Okay, let’s move on to the final step.
Once brainstorming is all complete, you need to create a list of tasks that will help you work toward that one goal.
Create Actionable Tasks
This list is going to be your action list; this list breaks down your goal into manageable tasks. This list is going to be your guide over the next couple of days; it’s going to give you a workable plan on accomplishing your goals.
There you have it folks. This is a great way to begin focusing on your goals. Once you complete one goal, you can move on to the next.
Well, this is all for now. Remember: no monkey business, just money business.
Until next time.