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Here we are in the most distraction filled time of the year.
Have you wondered? Is it possible to keep moving toward your goals when everything else is in the way?
It is with Singular Focus.
Singular is extraordinary, remarkable, and exceptional.
Focus is a central point of attraction, attention, or activity.
It’s time to be exceptionally focused on one activity that will move you forward. You won’t have time for everything else.
How do you get Singular Focus?
1) Reduce your things-to-do Universe. Chose an essential item and get it done between all of your holiday activities.
2) Remember. You can have everything but not at the same time.
3) Reduce as much interference as possible. With all the buzz that is coming, plan small amounts of time to work on your goal.
It’s a simple truth –
When you are busy with life too many extras will bog you down. Apply Singular Focus to your most important goal. Save the others until January.
Have you noticed?
As soon as you initiate action toward a goal – a million other distractions arrive in your life?
Etch this into your mind: Activity creates activity.
No matter what you choose to take on, your energy will attract the attention. You will discover everything you need to succeed. It will also draw everything is necessary to through you off track. That’s okay. You can harness this power to get what you want.
Don’t get stuck in neutral. Shift gears and accelerate yourself into massive imperfect action mode.
And remember this –
Activity will always create more activity. Know your goals and focus will allow you to choose the best opportunities that arrive.
Have you ever wondered how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to think so much?
What if the future or your past didn’t matter? There was only now.
Imagine if you didn’t worry about the possessions, success, or drama of others?
What would happen if you believed that you are in control?
Now you are starting to think like a Stoic, a Stoic Philosopher.
Stoicism is about pairing down. It is simplifying. They eliminate common and unproductive traits that define the majority of the population. They do that in many ways. One of the most common is by turning obstacles upside down, creating opportunities, and seeing them as teachable moments.
For a Stoic, every “bad” thing that happens in your day becomes a new source of good.
Marcus Aurelius said it this way,
“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in your way becomes the way.”
Ask For What You WantWe all want something. A better job, better relationships, more time off. So what’s stopping you from getting it? If you’re like most folks, you’re tap dancing and beating around the bush.
It’s simple. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
You can ask others. You can ask yourself. You can ask the Universe.
Here’s the simple formula you can use to get what you want:
1) Decide what you want and come right out and ask for it.
2) Tell who you are asking what the benefit is for them.
3) Tell them what they can do next to help you get what you want.
Asking for what you want allows others to help you get it – which most folks love to do. Why not make you both of you happy?
Procrastination is the intentional and systematic postponement of an important task you should be doing.
Is that what you are doing?
Even if you are putting things off, it’s possible that you are not procrastinating. Is it possible that you might be forcing yourself to do something that you don’t want to do anyway?
Yes, you must complete some tasks to get ahead. However, if your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it’s time to ask yourself a question –
If you are procrastinating on tasks, are they really that important?
Today you are going to have opportunities to communicate. Written or spoken. In email, in person, on the phone.
Here’s how to create connecting conversation every time:
1) Meet folks where they are. Pay attention to how their day is going. Step into their NOW.
2) Doing that is as simple as establishing something in common. “Wow! Has this day been crazy for you too?”
3) Establish an undeniable truth. “I promise it’s going to get crazier with the holidays coming.”
4) Next, move toward an idea that everybody can agree. “Holidays are coming fast. We should get ahead of it and do some planning.”
5) Bring a new idea into the conversation. “I have a system I think will work for both of us. Do you want to see it?”
You will always get more of what you want when your communication with others moves everybody toward a common
Getting what you want in life begins as an idea that bubbles up from the inside. It becomes reality others recognize your passion and offer help.
Here’s how it works:
1) Forget the “What” and “How” of your dreams. Those will take care of themselves.
2) Focus on “Why” you want change in your life.
3) Know and believe achieving your goal is your destiny.
Why does this work?
When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you. They feel your passion and have the desire to help you succeed.
Doors open faster when somebody gives you the key.
Start believing in yourself.
How much is good enough?
I received an email from an MTMer who changed careers to become a Surgical Assistant at an age when most folks are thinking about retirement.
Mike, shared a useful saying he’s heard many times in the operating room.
”The evil of good-enough is better.”
Once you’ve accomplished your goal, stop messing around and move on. The more you poke around, the better chance you’ll have of doing more harm than good.
A simple concept. I like simple. Simple works.
It’s a new week.
1) Do your homework.
2) Resolve to take massive imperfect action and make progress.
3) Celebrate your results.
The coming week will never happen again. Make the best of it. Work hard. Defend what you’ve built. Plan for a party next weekend!
It’s been a strange weekend.
I get it. I watch television too.
Left. Right. Middle. Angry. Sad. Numb.
Many folks freaking out. I want to make lemonade out of lemons.
We’re you engrossed in every minute or did you ignore everything?
My weekend was normal.
I spent Saturday morning at a Family Days parade and ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Port Orange.
I said hello to my friends at Tractor Supply, Walmart and Home Depot.
My neighbor was bush hogging his pasture, and we had great “across the fence” conversation.
Joi and I stopped at Food Truck Night and met lots of cool people.
Life was very normal. I know I’m not alone.
Heck, last weekend I even entered the belly of the beast for a class reunion in Manassas, Virginia. The only words spoken were friends inquiring about friends.
Your life and your dreams it’s up to you to decide. You can’t imagine how many folks are your side.
I’ve decided to delay my podcast until sometime Monday to give space. I hope that’s okay.
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