If you chase 2 rabbits both will escape
by Malcolm Harvey
Single-minded determination is not something that many of us can honestly say that we have on a regular basis.
There might be the odd moments of concentrated 'will power' or flashes of inspired effort but for most of us, lack of confidence, confusion or simply information overload causes us to be easily distracted from our path.
When faced with two equally attractive opportunities, have you ever lost energy pursuing both at the same time with the inevitable consequence of neither of them panning out?
Do you remember doing your homework in front of the TV or listening to the radio? Your focus and attention may not have been at its highest level, a fact born out the next day when you panicked to correct all the mistakes or to complete the assignment.
Focus is a discipline that most of us find hard to maintain for any length of time, yet it is a vital ingredient in the journey to success.
Without focus your effort will only be half hearted, your attention span short and concentration ineffective. You will lose enthusiasm, confusion will set in and your dreams suffer.
Even when our initial ideas showed so much potential we invariably find ourselves distracted by the opinions of others and self-doubt can set in.
So how can we ensure that we remain focused on one thing at a time?
· Make a decision
Then make a decision, make it your own, make it work and die by it.
· Develop macro/micro vision
· Determine the intended outcome
· Pledge your concentrated effect
· Keep it to yourself
· Allocate regular time slots
· Allow time to dream a little
· Have complete breaks
· Learn from your mistakes
· Give it your all
Isn't it worth putting all your attention on one thing long enough to make it a success?
Malcolm Harvey - Publisher 'The SuccessTrain'
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