October 16, 2020

Focus on Your Goal

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”
— J.C. Penney

There are always a lot of little chores or short-term projects that pull our focus. The necessary tasks stand in the way of the important ones. Distractions are everywhere. Our gadgets, our phones, our TVs, and other frivolous stuff call us away from what matters.

But don’t lose track of the long-term goal. Do something every day that moves you towards that goal. Find an hour a day to work on your success. Everybody can find an hour. You don’t have to do something big, but you need to stay on target and stay obsessed with victory.

Is focus hard? No. Our brains are great at focusing, but we focus on the wrong things. Well, if you’re focused on dumb stuff, it’s going to take a lot longer to reach your goal. Do you want to hit your target faster? Then get ridiculously focused on what matters and stop settling for the status quo!

Decide every day to make it happen. Don’t give in to weakness. Stop complaining and stop procrastinating. Learn to enjoy the process and learn to appreciate the journey.