How to find your focus
An unfocused mind races and worries about everything and cannot stop thinking. Sometimes it feels impossible to slow down and find your focus in your thinking.
Do you have a ton to do and have no idea where to start? Would you like to know with each step you take you are heading in the right direction? Would you like to narrow your “to do” list down to a few key items and let go of the rest? Would you like to work smarter, not harder? You need to find your focus now.
The questions below will help you do just that. Answering these questions will help you find your focus so you can do what you want to do and feel great about your life while you are doing it
1. What do you care about most? Or, where is your heart leading you?
Only when you allow yourself to do what you care about most will you begin feeling better about your life.
Asking this question will give your HEART a space to speak and be heard. When we get wrapped up in all the “stuff” we have to do we often overlook what our heart wants.
2. What do I really, really want to do?
Or, ask yourself “is this what I really want?” If the answer is “no”, ask yourself why you are doing it and then find a way to stop doing it. So much life is wasted doing things we do not want to do. You need to find your focus.
Doing what you really want is a process of identifying and letting go of the things that you do not want and replacing them with things that you do want. Overtime you will rebalance your life to include MORE of what you want to do.
This question will give your DREAMS an opportunity to come to life. This one question could set your life on a new course. Remember find your focus.
3. How do I want to feel while I’m doing what I’m doing?
If what you are doing does not give you pleasure while you are doing it, you may be on the wrong track. Why? Because “doing” takes up much more time then the result. The result happens once you, learn how to take responsibility for your actions. We reach each goal only once and then it’s over. The journey to our goals is what fills our life with experiences.
If you are not feeling good during the “doing” (aka – the journey) is it really worth it?
This question allows your SPIRIT to come alive – to be experienced. Give yourself permission to do things that feel good and you will live an inspired life. You can have anything you like so find it with focus.
4. What is the “for sake of what” behind what I am doing?
Another way to word this question would be, “In the big picture of my life what purpose does this action serve?” If the answer is not clear you may be letting life lead you.
This question helps you CONNECT THE DOTS and make better choices for your life. Basing your actions on a clear purpose puts you in the driver's seat which means you are LEADING your life instead of letting it lead you.
5. What am I going to do?
Make a list of all the things you care about and all the things you really want to do and prioritize them with a “1-2-3” approach. Rank your list in order of importance.
Of course we make choices (decisions) about what we are going to do all day long BUT how often do we make choices after asking questions 1-4? Answering the above questions FIRST will give you the opportunity to bring more of what you really want into your life.
This question requires a CHOICE to be made. Now you have find your focus!
6. How am I going to do it?
After narrowing your focus create a mini action plan for each item. Write down the steps you will need to take to make it happen. This will help you find your focus.
Tip: only focus on 1 or 2 things at a time (ex: over the period of 1 month). Do not try to do everything at once. That will just lead to overwhelm. Give yourself a chance to worker smarter and you will get more done.
This question will inspire you to TAKE ACTION. Nothing happens without it. In order to create the life you want you have to give your dreams, heart and spirit a voice and space in your life. However, this alone will not make things happen. You have to channel all these things into a clear course of action.
Instead of jumping into your “to do” list, take some time to reflect upon these questions. By doing so you will put yourself on a life or business path that reflects more of what you really want. Determine your FOCUS first and you will live a fuller, richer life.