Would you like to have a plan to regain your focus? This article is going to help you develop a plan of action to help you get back on track.
Why should you have a plan for “how to regain your focus”? First, it is very difficult to purse your goals, if you don’t have focus. Second, if you don’t have a plan to regain your focus, you are subject to stay unfocused unnecessarily longer.
And third, the more you stay focused, the more you are able to purse what really matters in your life – your goals.
1. List and prioritize. Make a list of all that is on your mind. Write/type out anything that is calling for your attention.
Now, prioritize the list. What is most important and urgent? What is important but not urgent? What is not important but it seems urgent? What is not important and not urgent?
Remember that “important” is relative to your goals. Just because something is important to someone else doesn’t mean that it is important to your goals.
2. Delete, delegate, delay. Anything that can be deleted without harming your pursuit of your goals or creating unhealthy stress with others should be deleted. This is your unimportant and not urgent list.
Anything that can be delegated to someone who will do a “good enough” job should be delegated. Everything doesn’t have to be “perfect.” Especially, if you are a leader, make one of your priorities to develop people around you who can do some of the things that call for your attention.
If something is important but not urgent enough to do right now then you delay it. Put it on your schedule, calendar, in your planner, or whatever way you remind yourself of “things to do” in the future.
Sometimes it is good to give at least 10 minutes to a project before your delay. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Remember that too much delay becomes procrastination.
3. Do what needs to be done. If you cannot delete, delegate, or delay, you have to do what needs to be done. It is good to know that you are doing something important and probably urgent. If you cannot do everything on your “to do” list, at least you have used your time wisely.
I caution you to make sure that you have breaks and rejuvenation on your list of important and urgent items. Think about how no matter how busy you are, you have to stop from time to time to put gas in the car.
If you don’t, you will end up stranded. In like manner, without some strategic breaks and rejuvenation, you are subject to break down, and then nothing will get done.
4. Reflect. Make time to reflect. I recommend that you use a journal, so you can remember what you were reflecting on in the past as well as see patterns. Make a note of what is working and not working for you.
5. Strive for improvements. Strive to make improvements by running experiments and giving yourself credit for your efforts. If you can learn how to be just 1% better each week, you will be over 50% better in a year. Take control of your focus and life, because soon our lives will be over.
So there are my thoughts on “how to regain your focus.” Reading is good, but doing is better. Make whatever modifications you need to make for your situation. But most of all, make sure you apply the material to your life.
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