By Wendy Hearn
What one thing is often missing for many people who
want to be successful? The typical entrepreneurial
spirit of having many ideas, projects and things to do
are often there in abundance. Perhaps you see many
opportunities and possibilities. However, the
tendency is to spread yourself too thin and 'try' to
do everything. This often results in you not
achieving what you say you want.
It seems that the more ideas I have, the more ideas
this generates. Recently the number of ideas have
increased dramatically. They're there first thing in
the morning and even waking me in the middle of the
night. Visualizing and journaling is bringing up even
more. I feel inspired, excited and have a lot of
enthusiasm for many of the ideas. However, I realized
that if I wanted to turn these ideas around, get them
completed and be more productive, there was only one
thing for it. I needed to be even more focused than
I'd ever been. A clear intentional focus that moves
us towards our dreams quickly and effectively.
Although you may be very busy, when you have too many
things on the go at once, they are often scattered and
you end up dabbling in things. You then find you're
not producing the results you want. Not only this, but
you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated and fed up. The
friction of being pulled in many directions, feeling
stressed and heavy, eats up your time and energy,
leaving you less able to be focused and move forward.
If you are someone who has lots of ideas, projects and
things you want to do, acknowledge this fact. Accept
that you don't need to act on them all now and be
willing to let some things go for the time being.
There will undoubtedly be some fear about this, which
is natural. Choose to be with the fear, accept it for
what it is and choose instead to be focused.
When you choose to be focused, you'll experience a
sense of achievement and increased success. Focus
builds momentum for faster results, leaving you more
productive and effective. When you're ready and
willing to be more focused, I suggest you start by
examining all the possibilities. Brainstorm it all
out on paper. Get it out of your head so you can see
it all clearly. When you can see the bigger picture
more clearly, start experimenting with being focused.
Play with the idea of focusing on only 3 things.
Choose the 3 ideas that either feel most important to
you, or where your passion lies, or what would bring
your dream alive or make your heart sing. Write down
your 3 areas of focus, specifically. The more
specific you are, the more focused you'll be.
When you have chosen 3 things, see exactly where they
fit into your vision or dream and ascertain whether
they are the most effective choice today. With each
of your 3 ideas, define your compelling reason for
pursuing them and identify what each will give you.
Your compelling reason will inspire you to continue
and be committed. Check each day on your 3 areas of
focus and take actions which are aligned with being
Making the shift to being focused and experimenting
with the idea of only pursuing 3 ideas at any one time
may be quite a step out of your comfort zone. You may
start this experiment only to find yourself slipping
back. If you're ready to be focused, whom do you know
who will challenge you to maintain your focus? Being
challenged in a healthy way by someone else can add
fun to the process, keeping it light-hearted and
helping you to maintain your commitment.
What I want for you is to be focussed, enabling you to
attract and achieve the success you want.