THE POWER OF FOCUS
by: Wendy Hearn
What one thing is often missing for many people who want to be successful?
The typical entrepreneurial spirit of having many ideas, projects and things
to do are often there in abundance. Perhaps you see many opportunities and
possibilities. However, the tendency is to spread yourself too thin and
'try' to do everything. This often results in you not achieving what you say
It seems that the more ideas I have, the more ideas this generates. Recently
the number of ideas have increased dramatically. They're there first thing
in the morning and even waking me in the middle of the night. Visualizing
and journaling is bringing up even more. I feel inspired, excited and have a
lot of enthusiasm for many of the ideas. However, I realised that if I
wanted to turn these ideas around, get them completed and be more
productive, there was only one thing for it. I needed to be even more
focused than I'd ever been. A clear intentional focus that moves us towards
our dreams quickly and effectively.
Although you may be very busy, when you have too many things on the go at
once, they are often scattered and you end up dabbling in things. You then
find you're not producing the results you want. Not only this, but you may
feel overwhelmed, frustrated and fed up. The friction of being pulled in
many directions, feeling stressed and heavy, eats up your time and energy,
leaving you less able to be focused and move forward.
If you are someone who has lots of ideas, projects and things you want to
do, acknowledge this fact. Accept that you don't need to act on them all now
and be willing to let some things go for the time being. There will
undoubtedly be some fear about this, which is natural. Choose to be with the
fear, accept it for what it is and choose instead to be focused.
When you choose to be focused, you'll experience a sense of achievement and
increased success. Focus builds momentum for faster results, leaving you
more productive and effective. When you're ready and willing to be more
focused, I suggest you start by examining all the possibilities. Brainstorm
it all out on paper. Get it out of your head so you can see it all clearly.
When you can see the bigger picture more clearly, start experimenting with
being focused. Play with the idea of focusing on only 3 things. Choose the 3
ideas that either feel most important to you, or where your passion lies, or
what would bring your dream alive or make your heart sing. Write down your 3
areas of focus, specifically. The more specific you are, the more focused
When you have chosen 3 things, see exactly where they fit into your vision
or dream and ascertain whether they are the most effective choice today.
With each of your 3 ideas, define your compelling reason for pursuing them
and identify what each will give you. Your compelling reason will inspire
you to continue and be committed. Check each day on your 3 areas of focus
and take actions which are aligned with being focused.
Making the shift to being focused and experimenting with the idea of only
pursuing 3 ideas at any one time may be quite a step out of your comfort
zone. You may start this experiment only to find yourself slipping back. If
you're ready to be focused, whom do you know who will challenge you to
maintain your focus? Being challenged in a healthy way by someone else can
add fun to the process, keeping it light-hearted and helping you to maintain
What I want for you is to be focused, enabling you to attract and achieve
the success you want.
Personal and Professional Coach
She works with business owners, professionals and executives to
discover and unlock their own inspiration, to effortlessly take
the actions required to have the success they desire.
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