What Is Your Focus Question?

Last Update: February 03, 2020

Hello wonderful people!

I just stopped by to pique your curiosity and make you uncomfortable...yes, you heard me correctly...uncomfortable.

The current book I am reading is certainly 'shaking my inner thoughts' a lot...and I am learning and growing and decided to pass this on to those I care about - YOU!

SO, here is the question we ALL need to ask ourselves-

'What's the one thing that I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?'

A lot of times (I plead 'guilty' here) we have HUMONGOUS 'to do lists' that never get 'done' and get 'rolled over' to the next list.

Let's do things differently for 2020...let's chuck (yes, I said chuck) the 'to do list' and make just ONE item our point of focus and once we have 'done' that item, then we choose another. It is so 'easy' to make lists, and yet so 'difficult' to follow through...we should do things differently because we keep doing the 'same ole' and getting the 'same ole' results and expecting the 'new change'...did anyone get the memo?

It doesn't work and it will not work - not then, not now, not in the future.

I am talking to you my friends with 'tough love' because I talk to myself the same way...out of love (yes, I love myself and want only the best for me). I need to do things differently in order to effect the changes I will be proud of.

SO that said, I have this question written and stuck around my computer work area and another note that says -

'Until my ONE thing is done - everything else is a distraction!'

It is a new way and I KNOW I will achieve more, because my mindset is now being reset for better results.

How about you? Will you join me?

Namaste

Michelle

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Mark555 Premium
This is very good advice. Especially, considering the place where many human beings live and work is the Internet. Our online lives are filled with all kinds of shiny distractions. BTW, I agree that multi-tasking is a myth. Our brains are not equipped for doing multiple tasks at once. Some people just do micro tasks faster than others!
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mybiz4u Premium
Well said, M. You gotta be 'here' (in this world and garner experiences for a while) to know the value of 'time and effort'.
~Namaste
M
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edhozubin Premium
That works until you get to the second item and saying what is the next item. then you have to make a priority list so that you know which one to chose next. The priority list is the decision list on which items are important enough to make the one item list.You have to pick the ones that you really want to do and forget the ones that you don't.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, Edward, this is your 'assumed constraint'...it is a 'new method' that you can only change and see if it achieves what you set out to do.
Most humans resist change, even when it might make things easier and better for them.
I am 'lister' and I now find that trying this method allows me to 'prioritize' and leave the 'list' behind.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Namaste
M
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edhozubin Premium
I enjoy the challenge of change. Using it to see if prioritze works for you is great. I believe it will cement that it works for you. Congrats, new ideas are always good.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Michelle,
This makes sense to me. It seems like the longer my "to do" list is the easier it is to procrastinate and put off doing anything. I've recently gotten diverted with the cross country move and building a house with my husband (which has been ALOT) but know I've got to get disciplined. Just one thing and then on to the next. I like it a lot and I'm in!
Erica
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mybiz4u Premium
Hey there Erica,
Yes, I am so with you on that...long lists can be 'off-setting' even with the 'best intention' of following thru. You truly need to be focused and to 'choose/decide' which item on the lsit will indeed be '#1'.
All the best on the move and the construction.
M
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drjec Premium
My wife and I have decided to make some dramatic changes in investments and other similar stuff. We have decided that instead of a long list, we will attack one thing at a time and then move on. No moving until the one thing is done. Of course, we have defined the steps we will take but only one at a time. Thanks for the article.
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mybiz4u Premium
YESSS!! I hear you, J...it does take a concerted effort to make and keep one's focus to the end. Much success.
M
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Glad your wife is your support.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Good info, Michelle, but won't work for me unless I figure out how to clone myself to be everywhere at once!
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mybiz4u Premium
LOL...oh well then, Jeff - you've got your work 'cut out' for you!
M
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