If your nose is cold and wet, we’ve got a problem.
If you are distracted by every smell, sight, and sound, we’ve got a problem.
If you are overwhelmed, running in circles, or running after things you will never, ever catch up to, we’ve got a problem.
Or if you are spending your time howling at the moon, we’ve got a problem.
You might just be a human beagle. Distracted by everything going on around you, feeling like there is too much stimuli coming in all at once, unable to focus on one thing at a time, multi-tasking until you don’t know which end is up. Is that you?
Then it’s time to get centered. Bring it all into focus, you’ll never get where you want to go, if you don’t know where that is. You can’t move forward if you are always going sideways, or worse ’round and ’round, chasing your tail. It’s easy to do. There is so much information, so much you feel you must accomplish, only so many hours in the day (too few), you feel like you can’t get it all done.
The trick, the secret, is focus. It’s all about slowing down, and writing it down. Focusing on just a few vital activities each day which make you productive, happy and able to express yourself and to feel love. Write it down. Choose three things that if you focused and put your full energy into would still make you feel like you lived a full day, accomplished what needs to get done and still have the time for you. Because you matter, if you’re not focused and happy, no one else around you is either.
Get a journal, choose your activities wisely and keep track. Slow it all down and tune out most of the stuff that doesn’t matter, because most of it truly doesn’t. It’s amazing how much more you can accomplish, how much happier and productive you feel when you do less…and then can in turn, be more.
Do your best to not act like, or be like, a human beagle. Yeah they have dark, welcoming eyes and are happy and loving. They are also constantly in tune to what is going on around them, eager to jump at the first distraction, easily overwhelmed by the stimuli all around them.
Plus they love a good fire hydrant now and then. That’s not you. You don’t need to fire off a stream, you just need to stream yourself into focus and be the best you can be every day. A few vital actions, void of distractions. Slow down and speed up your path to success.
Do that and then enjoy the fruits of your labor and maybe even a treat or two.
Good boy, (or girl).
Until next time thanks for taking the time,
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
markbrodinsky @ gmail.com
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