Remaining focused can be one of the most difficult things we have to do as adults; whether it comes to making sure all of the bills are paid or improving your career skills so that you can stand out for promotions and higher-ranked jobs. Maybe there’s something that you want to do to work on that today, but you decide to go hang out with your friends instead and worry about it tomorrow.
This can often happen and can eventually lead to tomorrow feeling more like it is being pushed several weeks or months from now. The good news is that there’s always time to flip the script and make a chance for the better; but it all starts with learning how to improve the focus towards your goals.
Pinpoint the distractions
The first thing you need to do is to make a list of everything you want to accomplish so that you can acknowledge their existence; allowing you to make a list of what you need to work on first. You should create a list of goals that you want to accomplish – things within a year, five years and 10 years.
Dividing and conquering
Let’s say you have narrowed down that list of three goals that are the most important. Narrowing down your list will help decrease the amount of pressure you have put on yourself so that you can then break down each goal into multiple steps that are a achievable. Making the work easier at each step is going to allow you to get closer to your goals than you were yesterday.
Make sure you are making a log of your progress towards your three main goals and check off the steps you have completed. It will help you remain motivated when you see the progress of what you have accomplished in visual terms, which is important for the earliest steps you are focused on completing.