Have you ever had difficulty remaining focused? An absence of focus can best be described as a compilation of uncertainty, confusion, and impotency. When you aren’t focused, you kind of drift aimlessly along, not really sure what you want to be doing, or how to do it even if you had a clue.
It is easy to set objectives and form plans. It’s easy to say we’re going to do something, but how many of us actually follow through?
Focus is necessary if you want to achieve your goals and become more successful at anything in life. What do I mean by focus? It entail being able to stay on track with your goals and specific actions steps that will help you achieve your goals.
How To Be Focused
In order to stay focused, you will need to be consistent with these 3 things:
1) Know where you are going
2) Know how to get there
3) Do whatever it takes to get there
Now do you understand the importance of knowing what you want and forming a solid plan? Without those first two steps, staying focused would be nearly impossible.
Two big threats to your ability to focus are:
All of us have distractions in our lives. Whether they are external (people, video games, television, outside noises like planes or construction) or internal (negative thoughts, fear, embarrassment) – it is up to us to overcome them. Distractions can be aggravating for sure, but they can also serve as a convenient excuse to stop trying.
Do yourself a favor and firmly commit to reducing distractions as you work on how to achieve your goals. You may need to wear earplugs to shut out noise or talk with your family members and ask them for support in achieving your goals. Then you may need to decide to consistently ignore the critical voice in your head that utters messages of failing and doom. Finally you may need to set a new schedule to allow yourself some quiet period each day.
Do whatever is necessary to take charge of your success. Choose to become immune to distractions as much as possible. Remember they become a problem only when you allow it.
Lack Of Commitment:
If you don’t totally commit to your goal, you will find it very difficult to focus on achieving your goals. You’ll be thrown off-track by distractions, self-sabotage, and more. Without commitment, you simply won’t are set forth your best effort which amounts to failure.
Right now, before continuing any further, make an absolute commitment to yourself that you will do whatever is necessary to reach your goals. Promise to courageously face any challenges, take bigger dangers, and believe in your ability to succeed in order to achieve your goals.
Decide that no matter what could happen, you will keep moving forward, maintain learning and growing and developing yourself as a person. Commit that you will develop and sharpen a laser-sharp focus that never deviates.
With that type of disposition, you will become unstoppable!