When it comes to managing time, most people focus on one question: What do I need to do? Focusing only on what it is you need to do, however, does not guarantee that you are making any real progress. To-do lists can keep you busy, and checking off a series of tasks can provide the illusion of progress. But have you ever crossed off everything on your to-do list and still felt like you had not really accomplished anything? There is a big difference between movement and achievement.
Activity without purpose is the drain to a life of fulfillment.
Those who succeed in life, and more importantly, achieve fulfillment—whether they are consciously aware of it or not—have three things they consistently focus on to produce results in their lives:
- 1. They know what they want: The target or the result they are after.
- 2. They know why they want it: The compelling purpose that gives them the drive to follow through.
- 3 . They know how to make it happen: They have a flexible MAP (Massive Action Plan) to get them there.
Start with the end in mind. By focusing on the result you desire and the specific reasons that drive you, you’ll come up with a more effective action plan to get there. There are so many things competing for and demanding your attention in life, if you don’t make a conscious effort to decide in advance which things you’re going to focus on, you’ll live in reaction to demands of the moment.
Focus is the ultimate power that can change the way we think, the way we feel and what we do in any moment. When we change our focus, we change our life.
For a free download of the first session of Tony’s Time of Your Life 10-Day Audio Coaching System, go to www.tonyrobbins.com/time.
“There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.”
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