Decide to focus

You must take ownership of focusing. It starts with a decision.

March 22, 2019

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“The Focused State” is something you may be looking to reach. You may have reached it once or twice before but find that it’s hard to replicate and reproduce on command.

You may blame your boss, spouse, or lack of time. You’ll blame anything and anyone. I’ve been there.

Choosing to focus takes effort.

Focus takes discipline and perspective to make good decisions on what you need to focus on and why it is appropriate for right now.

But what we often miss with focus is that it’s a decision. You and I must DECIDE to focus — to quiet the voice that says we need to be working on something else.

Focus is a decision

When you make the decision to focus, you direct your attention away from the trivial and toward a topic. You block out distractions and clarify the win. You decide what will consume your attention and how far you need to get before you’re willing to let up.

Choose to focus

You have a choice today. You can decide to focus. Or you can let someone else do it for you.

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Decide to focus

  • You must make a choice to focus your attention on something specific.
  • If you don’t choose to focus, someone else will — or you will be driven by the what’s current and catastrophes.
  • The best leaders and thinkers are disciplined about focusing daily.

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