It’s a new year – well, newish. A time for resolutions – and by now, 25 days in, if you made some you’ve probably already given up. Research* shows that most last less than a week!
So if there’s something you really want to achieve, just give it a laser like focus!
- “I’ll just do these quick jobs first …..”
- “Where did the morning/day go?”
- “Oh no, I still haven’t had time to work on that big project today”
- “I just haven’t had time to do that”
This was definitely me until I decided it couldn’t go on or I would never achieve the big, important things I most wanted to do. Through some coaching I realised that there is just one way to focus – and that seems appropriate when we are talking about focus! It works for others I’ve passed this tip on to as well.
And the really good news? – it’s not just one thing, it’s simple as well!
Work on that big, most important project first thing in the morning – dedicate some real brain-space time while you feel energised and upbeat and before everything else starts crowding in on you. It works partly for that reason and also because those many ‘small, easy tasks’ are never actually finished – every day more appear! It’s also a very virtuous circle – you feel good about yourself and what you’ve achieved and so become more enthusiastic to carry on, achieving even more than you expected.
So give it a go and let me know how you get on – why not start tomorrow? unless you haven’t got time of course…..?
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*University of Hereford
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