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Focus … Accelerator or Blocker?


“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time” ~ Zig Ziglar

When you hear the word FOCUS, do you think focus is an accelerator? An action that moves you closer to your dreams?

Focus is definitely an accelerator BUT it can also be a goal/dream blocker. It can prevent you from reaching your idea of having a balanced life.

When Focus morphs into lack of focus or misdirected focus or too much focus on one thing, it becomes a goal/dream blocker.

We’ve all experienced focus as a blocker and have seen the results when we lose our way and start down the wrong path.

Focus as an accelerator is having the ability to see what needs to be done now, as well as in the future. It’s about seeing the big picture and the small details.

When you lack focus, the opposite happens, you live in the now, ignoring the future. This might look like buying those new shoes or that expensive bottle of wine rather than remembering and focusing on reducing and eliminating your debt. We all have different goals/dreams so our lack of focus will look different.

The Oola Guys say “Live like you are going to die tomorrow, but plan like you are going to live forever”.

Misdirected focus is focus that is directed on anything but your dream/goal of a balanced life.

So where in your life do you have trouble focusing? Where do you make excuses about focusing? Is it around exercising or your budget? Maybe it’s around having fun?

What can you do today to move or replace that lack of or misdirected focus?

A Zig Ziglar quote says it all “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time”.

If you focus on your goal/dream and don’t get distracted, your dream will become a reality.

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