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Maintaining your Focus and Overcoming Distractions

 

 

Our lives can become easily cluttered as we take on increasing responsibility. If we are not careful, you can find yourself drowning in a sea of good things and lose sight of what is best. We can get caught up in someone else’s life when we scroll through Instagram. Or we can never complete our to do list because we keep doing everything other than what we should be. I’ve personally had to make it a point to put a book next to my phone because I’ve developed a nasty little habit of checking my phone several times a day. In that same amount of time I could probably finish a chapter in a book that’s helping me get to where I want to go.

I’ve learned the importance of keeping my goals in front of me daily. I read them in my journal in the morning and before I go to bed. This habit has created a powerful psychological magnet that helps me attract what will get me closer to my goal. The truth of the matter is, we are not going to get any closer to what we want out of life unless we take consistent actions that are aligned with our overall desire. Also, we have to remind ourselves of who we are daily too. The day can sometimes get the best of us especially when unforeseen challenges arise. When we act out of character, taking a moment to remember who we are, what we stand for, and reciting our values will help us to get back on track.

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Focusing on what matters

Whenever I’m working on something, there always seems to be some sort of distraction tempting me to take my eyes off what I’m currently doing. Earlier today I was writing out some of my professional goals for the year and random thoughts such as watering the plants and what I was going to wear for an upcoming trip almost three weeks from now popped up. Not only that, when I’m working on priority items such as business development or preparing for an upcoming engagement, a flood of ideas (that have no real consequence) seek to rob me of my focus. Perhaps you’ve been in similar situations. As of late, I’ve had to cut back on social media. As entertaining as it is, man is it a time drainer. Before you know it, you look up and you’ve been on Facebook watching videos for an hour. It has happened to me several times.

We must remember that the time we have can never be given back. Every second we are alive is the most precious gift we possess and it is fleeting. That’s why we must prioritize what matters the most and because that is what will make the biggest difference in our lives.

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Put your head down and work

When a little success comes, it’s easy to become complacent and begin to stop doing the things that made that very bit of success possible. That’s the absolute worst time to let off the gas is when you you are making some progress. Momentum is a difficult thing to gain but can be lost before you know it. It’s smart to reflect on your success in order to evaluate what you are doing right and what can be done better, but then it’s soon time to get back to the grind and keep pushing forward. Opportunities are not easy to come by in this modern day. The competition is thick and fierce on every front. Any open door you get should be treated with the utmost respect and well executed upon. Stop reading your own press and continue to find ways to make new press, that is, history.

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How to Stay Consistently Motivated

How does one stay consistently motivated? By keeping their vision in front of them. Be sure to give time to your passion on a daily basis.Don’t allow your dreams to collect dust,and if they have, dust them off and get back on track. Your vision will not fulfill itself. It takes dedication and perseverance. Talk about your vision often with people whom you can trust and read books that inspire you toward your vision. If you envision who you want to be and where you want to be, you can get there. Life has an interesting way of making us lose sight of our pursuits. We get entangled with problems, worries, bills, jobs, and forget about our passion. No wonder why so many people are miserable! Don’t let that happen to you. Spend at least 10 minutes a day working on your passion, increase that time once it turns into a habit. The more you let your vision consume your mind,it will feel as if the opportunities that get you closer to that vision appear more frequently. Stay with it!!