Let’s be clear, procrastination and lack of focus is the deadliest enemy of productivity and ultimately success. The more focused we become the much more likely we are to achieve our goals and then some. It’s a law of nature that can’t be escaped. Need help focusing? Seven tried and true methods of getting point follow. Use them and watch your dreams become reality!
1. Set Daily Goals
Smart and effective goal setting is the strong foundation of bringing focus to both your life and your projects. Daily goal setting is where it all begins. How does it work? Simple. Every morning when you wake write down in priority order your top four or five goals of the day.
Give as much or as little detail as you find appropriate. Now make sure you accomplish them by referring back to your list periodically throughout the day. If you find yourself not meeting these goals it’s a clear sign you are allowing the unimportant to take away energy and effort from the important. Stop doing this and you will be much, much happier. Setting daily goals is a path to that happiness.
2. Set Long Term Goals
Having long term goals set is the second half of your two punch goal setting combination. Having monthly and yearly goals will help you push forward when you feel your motivation lacking. A nice psychological trick that never fails to pay dividends is to have these long term goals posted on places like your bathroom mirror and your fridge.
Even glancing at these in the background throughout your day will keep your focus levels high.