Want To Be More Focused?
Have you ever decided you’re going to focus more on skyrocketing your company, on getting in incredible shape, on forming a powerfully deep relationship…and then realized that focus isn’t easy?
I wondered about this a lot. Then I remembered this Steve Jobs quote…
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying NO to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”
In other words, being focused is MORE ABOUT SAYING NO than to saying yes.
So Question For You…
Can you say no to the thought in your mind that says I’d rather sit on the couch than work on my dreams?
Can you say no to to theYoutube video you want to watch while you should be doing research online…or to that article with the super catchy headline?
Can you say no to your best friend who asks you to lunch during the middle of your workday?
Can you say no to the “amazing business opportunity” everyone is jumping on?
Can you say no to the new idea you have, that in the end will just distract you from what’s already working?
Can you say no when you’ve been working on getting your idea off the ground for 2 years and someone offers you a job right as your dreams are about to take off?
Can you say no to less important goals, so you can achieve your more important destiny?
This doesn’t mean don’t stay flexible. New and better opportunities can always come up. But it means you need to learn to spot distractions you used to say yes to…and start saying no instead.
So what’s one thing you promised yourself to focus on?
This time…commit to saying no to everything that comes in the way of you and that thing.
Remember, you can do anything, but not everything.
So are you ready to develop incredible focus?
P.S. Thought you’d like these quotes from two of my favorite biographies…
“Many of us fail to achieve big things because we lack the art of concentrating the mind on the thing to be done to the exclusion of everything else” — John Rockefeller (the richest person in American history)
“I have rarely if ever met a person who achieved greatness –who was interested in many things. The people who have succeeded are people who have chosen one line and stuck to it” — Andrew Carnegie (the second richest person in American history)