4 Ways to Improve Your Focus

Today's quotation is long so my two cents will be short.

Motivational speaker Jack Canfield said: "Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them."

4 Ways to Improve Your Focus

1. Make a little sign with what you want to achieve and what you must do today to achieve that.

Make it where it's easy to read from a distance of 3-4 feet. On index cards or pieces of paper, write it down: just 1 thing you want to achieve. Write 1 short, succinct sentence. Then write 1 short sentence that says what you must do today to achieve that goal.

2. Tape the sign where you see it first thing in the morning.

That usually means the bathroom mirror. When you see it, read it aloud.  Tape another little sign in the kitchen because that's usually the next place you go in the morning. Maybe tape it over the coffeemaker. Read the sign aloud.

3. Post your little signs where you see them as you move through your day and read them each time you see one.

Okay, you see where I'm going with this? Seeing your signs and reading them aloud keeps the goal ever present in your mind. That keeps your focus where it belongs: on what you wish to achieve.

4. Last thing at night, read the sign you've placed by your bed.

Ask yourself: "Did I maintain focus on what I want to achieve?"

If you did, then sleep contentedly. If you didn't, then take a few minutes to analyze what you did and how you can improve your focus the next day then sleep contentedly with new resolve to do better tomorrow.

Takeaway Truth

Always focus on what you want to accomplish, not what stands in the way of accomplishing it.

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