A recent post by Jonathan Wells really got me thinking…..Hard
I’m a Life Coach yet there ARE times when I have some difficulty getting clear on the process surrounding a particular Goal.
I’ve found that “lack of clarity” is usually the main culprit. 99% of the time, I can amend this when I review the ‘dose of meaning’ that I have attached to my Goal. If the meaning is not strong enough then I need to adjust the goal (or even discard)
There are others who often play a support role in scaring the hell out of me. They are the real ‘bogies’.
* Lack of Focus
# Lack of effective Time Management
* Too many distractions(often subtle)
When I use the term “scared”, I am not implying that I go to water, have a breakdown or anything similar. I am saying that I need to be on my best guard to ensure these ‘bogies” don’t creep in and spoil my game plan.
After all I do follow the Five Effective Steps to Achieving Meaningful Goals which is a blueprint for successful Goal achievement. Suffice to say “stuff” can still happen…..
The two marked * I find, go hand in hand. Subtle distractions sneek up on us. They are often simple things that go a long way into eroding all the good work that we have set up. e.g, ‘phone calls, incoming emails, noise, people
A lot of these are well meaning, well intentioned HOWEVER they interrupt your Focus.
FOCUS or the lack thereof is the dealbreaker. To achieve anything worthwhile one needs to be focussed and have no distractions.
In another of Jonathan’s fine posts, using applied focus in 45 minute bursts will get you on the way to achievement. I believe this to be a very good timeframe to aim at. I’ve used it and it works. It is amazing when you focus without distraction for 45 minutes (or as close as you can, I started @ 30 mins), how much you can achieve.
I am using the same philosophy with two of my current Coaching clients.
# Time Management includes scheduling your ‘focus sessions’. It’s fine to zone in on being focussed however if you don’t schedule then nothing happens.
Time Mangement also includes scheduling your priorities…..the important priorities not just the ‘urgent ones’…..often these urgencies are the ‘subtle distractions’
You see, there is nothing to be scared about. When you get your priorities right surrounding your Goals…….
* Sufficient Meaning, Focus, Time Management, Avoiding distractions
then you are on your way.
Be good to yourselves
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