PORT MORESBY – Is one of our greatest struggles the struggle to stay focused?
Is it a truth that not one of us was born to stay focused?
Staying focused seems to be something we learn in life. Didn’t seem to be born with it.
Maybe I can share some principles to help us stay focused. Or, if not you, maybe me.
Eliminate distractions. I believe distraction is the enemy of focus because once when we’ve found distraction, we’ve lost focus.
Be mindful of time. When we squander time, we’ve lost focus.
Have both short and long term goals. Without goals we are pushed by life’s currents, carried to and fro going we’re not sure where.
Don’t spend too much time with unfocused people. You will catch unfocus. Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t spend time with family members and close friends or colleagues. We’re social beings after all. But we also want to accomplish.
Always be mindful of your priorities. Sometimes when we lose focus, our priorities get messed up. One way to focus is to do today what needs to be done today. Zig Ziglar said, “Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it’s yours.” I say, “Do it now!”
When we stay focused, we can see success as achievable. Podcaster John Lee Dumas uses the word F.O.C.U.S as an acronym for: “Follow One Course Until Success.”
Staying focused helps to accomplish what we should accomplish.
Maybe these few principles will help.
I must focus on that.