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Focus on Your Goals

May 15, 2024 6:51 AM | Janet Schiesl, CPO® (Administrator)

by Janet Schiesl

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Want to accomplish a challenging goal? Better focusing will help. Easier said than done, Right?

Being able to focus on the task at hand will be the key to conquering a challenging goal.

Not rewards, sheer willpower, self-discipline, or motivation will work. (We’ve all tried those!) Maintaining focus is the only way you will reach a challenging goal. What do you think?

Here are a couple of suggestions on ways to make focusing on the important easier for you so that you can achieve that one big goal.

Know your best time of day.

When are you most productive? Early morning or late at night? It doesn’t matter. What matters is you use that time to work on moving forward on a project that will get you to a goal. When you work during your most productive time it is easier to focus or get in your zone. Time will fly, but so will the amount that you move forward to meeting your goals.

Create a deadline for yourself.

Remember being in school, where deadlines reign? You knew exactly when that term paper needed to be turned in and you knew the consequences if you didn’t complete it on time. In your work or personal life, there aren’t always deadlines. So how do you use a deadline to create focus? Why you can make one up! It can be short-term – I need to finish this before I stop for lunch or I’m going to deliver this report before the end of the week. All of a sudden you’ll be more able to focus on the task at hand.

Prep before you start.

I’m a big fan of prepping for tomorrow. Just spending a little time clearing things up at the end of the day and planning for tomorrow can help you jump into work the next day. Always looking forward will help you get a jump-start in the morning so you don’t waste any precious time when you sit down at your desk.

Focus on your goals today!

For more information, contact Janet Schiesl.

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