“It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” – Nathan W. Morris
I am so bad at this! I’m always over-scheduling what I can get done in a day and realize my mistake when it’s too late. Have you ever done this?
I’ve read quite a few books on planning, managing our time, minimizing our actions when forging new habits, and journaling. The one theme that continues across this spectrum of books is this: focus on less to get more done.
Makes sense right? If you have three really important goals you want to accomplish in the next quarter, we should probably focus on the three things that push us toward accomplishing these goals on a daily basis. This is the choice we have to make and for me, it has always been difficult. I guess I do not like to commit, but perhaps it is more than that. I’ve always been driven to win, to succeed, to compete. Why can’t I do 10 things today? Because it spreads us too thin.
So, I focus on the three goals I have currently. Increasing strength by 20%, finish reading three books and complete the rough draft of my recruiting book by October. This is really easy to do because I’ve already completed two of these goals way in advance (strength and reading). Now it’s the rough draft.
Try this for yourself. Set three things you want to accomplish in the next 90 days. Focus on doing one thing each day that gets you closer to accomplishing them. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Until next time…