Stay Focused

By |April 19th, 2011|Life|

What hinders you from reaching your full potential? Me? I get distracted at times. I’ll look at what another writer/author is doing and ask, “Why can’t that be me?” It can’t be me because what they’re doing is for them, not me. It helps me to set mini goals for myself in order to maintain my focus—and sanity. I have eekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Weekly- I wake up with the goal of doing XYZ before my head hits the pillow again. If I meet the goals for the week, kudos to me. If not, they move on to the next week’s goals. Sometimes by the end of the week I realize some goals/tasks for the week shouldn’t be on the list. Those get deleted altogether. Monthly- Some things need to be accomplished within a month’s time frame. What are yours? Write them down and try to accomplish them before the month ends. Yearly- This is a biggie for me. I have what I call a Goal Book. It’s a 3-ring binder with pages I printed using Microsoft Excel to create a grid/table. The column headings read: Date, Goal, Within 1 yr, Within 5 yrs, Within 10 yrs, Date Accomplished. About once a year I pull it out to see if I’m on track. Amazingly, things do happen and I can fill in the Date Accomplished field. It feels oh so good when I can see the entry on May 1, 2000 became a reality on July 14, 2003. Awesome. The president of the school where I received my graduate degree gave all of the graduates of the MBA program a book called Reaching Your Full Potential: Establishing Goals In Your Life by Richard Furman, M.D.  It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. It changed my life. You should check it out. Set some goals for yourself today. It’s not too late. Go for it. Empower yourself to be the best you that you can be. […]