Focus Your Life One Action at a Time

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It is often said that simple actions have a big impact. I believe it is true in all areas of life. For instance, instead of watching five hours to television during the week, workout for one of those hours and watch television at the same time. If you focus your energy on the right areas of your life, anything is possible.

In order for you to achieve your dreams, you have to take a step. You have to stumble. You have to fall. And you have to fail. But failures are opportunities for you to learn about yourself and help you get just a little bit closer to your dream.

Someday I want to be self-employed. I know what I want my company to look like in ten years. I have a plan. It is not set in stone but it’s a rudimentary playbook for me.

It wasn’t always that way for me. The problem was that after college I wasn’t focused on anything. I was simply collecting a paycheck and enjoying my newfound freedom. That changed when I was asked what I was doing to achieve my dreams. From that day in the fall of 2006 until now, I’ve spent nearly every day working towards my dream. Once I knew what it was I simply got started.

I have taken it one day at a time and here I am; I have my own company and I have a book out. There are still a lot of steps to be taken, but one action at a time.

So, what actions do I suggest for you to focus your life?

First, you must organize and figure out what you want out of life. Sometimes mind mapping can help or talking with your closest friends and allies to see where they see you. The key is finding your passion and living it.

Second, you need to continue to learn. The more you know and the more people you meet, the better your life is going to be.

Finally, you must have compassion. If you want to reach for the stars, you’re going to need some people on your team. Be compassionate to your team and welcome in new people. But also, be compassionate to yourself. Give yourself time to relax.

There is no greater joy in life than achieving something you set out to do. It all begins with a single step. Get going!

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5 Responses

02.25.10

The most important action for me take right now is to get focused and organized. I want so much and easily lose focus of what is right in front of me.

02.25.10

Every success starts with a single step. The more steps one makes, the closer he moves to his goals. No matter how impossible it may seem to achieve something, if we take action, it will be achieved. :-)

02.25.10

I feel like staying present is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Even right now I clicked on to a couple other tabs as I have been writing this comment. I believe it starts with understanding the importance of having your full focus on one activity and being able to comprehend the results you get when you engage in one activity.

02.25.10

Good to see you again Walter…and thanks always for the insightful comments!

02.25.10

I definitely agree with your thoughts on remaining focused Brenton … I do the same thing with my tabs! I just finished an email that took me 20 minutes to write, even though it was only five sentences long.

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