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I am so focused on my goals!
For the majority of my childhood, I never fit in. I always had something on my mind, some goal I was working toward on my own.
At 14, my goal was not to get into college, i wanted to create something iconic and become f**king rich.
The older I got, however, the more it became blatantly apparent to me how much this level of focus frustrated other people.
I never wanted to hang out with much friends or at bars or even parties.
I didn’t want to spend my time or money doing things “most people” wanted to do.
All I cared about was setting goals and achieving them.
As I’ve gotten older, however, I have learned that there needs to be a balance. It’s worthwhile to spend nights enjoying the company of others, or taking a weekend off to travel somewhere.
I’ll say, though, it’s easier for me to implement this balance now that I’ve gotten to a point in my life when I feel comfortable doing so. I didn’t feel like I had those luxuries when I was working 10 hour days and at night building my career as a digital marketer. But since leaving the 9–5 world, and building my personal brand, now I can do some of those things.
That said, the vast majority of my life is still built around practicing an intense level of focus.
Before i proceed and tell you how to be focused on achieving your goals, there is something you should know.
Getting focused will require you get rid of some bad character of yours. Like:
Ego prevents you from learning from others
Envy prevents you from focusing on yourself
Anger prevents you from seeing clearly.
Ignorance prevents you from making good decisions
Fear Prevents you from seizing opportunities.
You would need to get rid of these bad characters to achieve maximum focus on achieving your goals.
Now that is said, Here’s how you can improve your focus towards achieving your goals:
- Write Down your goals:
Every day we all face new challenges, new tasks, new jobs and all these can distract us from the main goal we set to achieve. Now imagine you do not even have a goal. That means, you go through everyday doing various meaningless task without a valuable goal.
In short: Write down what you want to accomplish, both long term and short term.
Each day, your task list should be working towards those goals.
If it’s not, then it becomes very easy to see where you are spending your time so you can readjust.
Always write down your goals and reference to them as time passes.
- Measure your goals:
“If you can’t measure it, don’t do it.”
When you set a goal, figure out how you are going to quantify success.
Is it simply completing the project?
Is it raising a certain amount of money?
Is it how many people see it or read it?
Set a measurable goal, track it, and be honest with the result.
It’s the only way you’ll know whether you’re growing—or not.
- Surround yourself with Like-Minds
Hang around 5 poor persons, you will definitely become the 6th
Hang around 5 arm robbers, you will definitely become the 6th
Hang around 5 Millionaires, you will definitely become the 6th
Hang around 5 successful entrepreneurs, you will definitely become the 6th. No matter how hard we try to fight it, the attitudes of the people close to you affects us either positively or negatively and it is very hard for us to control it and this is why you need to surround yourself with like-minds if you want to be focused.
- Exercise and Meditate:
A common thread between great minds is exercise and meditation.
Whether it’s a sport, going to the gym, or even taking a brisk walk through the park, being in tune with your body will help you get through the mental marathons required to produce great work.
Too many entrepreneurs and “driven achievers” forget this.
Yes, you read that right. One of the ways to achieve your focus towards achieving your goals is to play! All work and no play makes Jack a Dull BoyAnd Trust me, you do not want to be dull. Always learn to hang out with friends, go to parties and make time to play.
loosen up.Do the silly little things that help the brain remember that all creativity is supposed to be fun.
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Thanks for reading! 🙂