In correlation to my previous post Focus On The Target I’d say when you find yourself getting off of your main priority, force yourself to FOCUS on your main target. Multi-tasking is nice to have but it’s not helpful when you are trying to work on your niche, traffic, and/or business online.
When I first started blogging, I had 7-domains! I know I’ve said this numerous times but I’m trying to make a point. Each of these domain I was planning on creating a different niche. Guess the first course I took in social media management they didn’t tell me about this. That there is a possibility to make 6-figures in just ONE niche. It’s a proven fact and some bloggers out there are doing it. And so what I’m going to talk about regarding this saga is continuation of the course but a different matter related to the topic.
In the past I studied Handwriting Analysis. Anyway, I wanted to show you the image in my book but I cannot find that book in my library. My daughter must’ve got her hands onto it again. I thought she returned the books but I found them missing. And so here is a sample of my handwriting. Just to show you what I mean about the T-bar crossing the stem.
Notice on the image above, some of the T-bar is at the tip touching the end of the stem while the other T-bar is way too high just impossible to reach it. Some other T-bar is way too low which depicts low self-esteem. Anyway, since this is not about handwriting analysis, I won’t go any further. I just want to make a point. In reality, the T-bar that’s way too high from the stem are individuals who set their goals way too high to reach. They may write 10-things “to do” on their list while only 5 or 7 of them gets done. And the ones who’s T-bar touching the tip of the stem are right on “target” with their goals & priorities in life.
When I studied my own handwriting, I’m the type of person who normally will cross that T-bar right at the tip of the stem. I wouldn’t cross way too high. That feels very uncomfortable to me and even if I fake it, I cannot cross my bar too high. It’s always on target. That’s just me. Others have no problem of doing it but to me that’s just too weird.
According to research, we write from the brain and not from our hands. One studied that if a person lose their right hand and learn to write on their left hand, their handwriting stays the same. Even with those who learn to write with their feet. And so the fact is proven that we write from our brain. Our hand is only the extension of our brain. It is the tool that our brain used to evoke such writing.
…and so what I’m saying I’m the type who always like to stay on target.
When I’m out doing something else and I lose track of myself doing something different from my goal, I feel ill at ease and very uncomfortable about it.
There may be times that we become the “Jack Of All Trade” and master of none! At least, I feel that way sometimes. Multi-tasking. So how do you stay FOCUS with what you are doing and with what you are targeting? One of the things that helps me stay focus is I write down my “to do list” on paper. Not on iPhone. But the real paper where I can see something tangible. On my desk.
When I’m done and finished all my priorities, I cross a line meaning it’s done!
How do you stay focus?
• Know what you want.
Set your goals instead of just staying afloat in limbo not knowing what to do. If you don’t set your goals then you are risking yourself to any suggestions. You need to make the decision and stay with it.
• Take baby steps.
Starts small. When you set too high of a goal, you will find yourself giving up right away. It’s like jogging. You run quarter of a mile today. Then do a half a mile the next day. Then 1 mile the next and gradually increasing your distance as you progress. Take baby steps. One-day-at-a-time. If you can complete small task, you can eventually complete big steps.
• Be affirmative.
Being negative doesn’t affirm your goal. “I’m not going to make it.” Instead say positive things like, “In 21-days I’ll produce a kindle book and publish it.” Things like that. That’s just an example. I remember the quote on the bible, “What you behold is what you become…” so be careful about what you are thinking. Your subconscious always obey your conscious mind. Even if it’s not real, it doesn’t know and cannot tell from real or unreal ones. You’ll be surprised our mind is very powerful.
• Do not understimate yourself.
Sometimes we are our worst critic. And some of the negative things happened in our life are our own self-fullfilling prophecy. Notice that sometimes what you fear the most happens the most? You heard some people say, “I’m afraid that was gonna happened.” And it happened. So keep negativity out and NEVER understimate yourself saying. “I’m not good enough.” Or, “I might screw up.” Yes, you are good enough and you will not screw up. Say something, “I can do it.” If you can dream it, you can do it.
• Keep a list.
Remember I said, I keep a “to do list” until I get them all done. That’s the only way you can tell if you are progressing or getting ahead of the game. You start crossing out the things you’ve done. Sometimes I write them big on paper and put it in front of me so I can see it. It is a constant reminder I need to FOCUS on what needs to be done. Once you’ve done it, you will feel good about yourself.
• Do not procastinate.
Sometimes our greatest enemy is ourselves. “Do not put off what you can do today for tomorrow.” Do not be like that guy in the bible…”a little slumber…a little sleep…” then the next day you find yourself in poverty because you have been so lazy and just procastinate your days till last minute. Plan ahead with your goals, even target a deadline BEFORE the real deadline.
Is there anything else you need to add to this post? How do you stay focus? Are you the type of person who likes to plan ahead and when you set your goals you’re right on target, never miss. Or are you the type of person who likes to do a little slumber and do it in last minute kinda thing. So how do you target the bull’s eye? I’m anxious to hear from you. Please comment below.