3 Questions to Make Sure You're Focusing on the Right Things
It’s easy to focus on things that will help fill the extra time. Yet, some of these things may be negative things to allot your attention to. So how do we figure out what we should be focusing one?
Here are three things to help you clarify:
Is it going to help you get to where you want to be in 90 days?
I always like to think about my life in spans of 90 days. If what I’m doing or spending my time thinking about today isn’t going to help me get to where I want to be in three months, why allot my time and energy to it? This helps me prioritize what’s important and what brings me the right energy. I want to focus on things that will help me grow and fee good about myself.
Does focus result in action?
It’s so easy to focus on things like trying to mind read - What was he/she saying when they said/did this? Will I get the promotion? Am I actually giving my audience what they’re wanting? But when you realize you’re just sitting there driving yourself mad, focusing on things you can’t control without action you may need to shift your focus. I like to focus on idea that lead me to take action. I won’t sit and dwell on something, instead I take action. Ruminating won’t get you anywhere but feeling worse about a situation. Focus on the things you can and will take action on!
How do you feel after spending time thinking or acting on this thing?
This one seems simple but it’s not. So often we focus on things that don’t make us feel good but we aren’t honest with ourselves about how it’s really making us feel. After working on a project, talking about a situation or giving thought to specific circumstances I encourage you to be 100% honest with yourself. How does it feel after focusing on the things in your life? Make sure they make you feel good.
Ultimately, I like to make sure the areas I give my focus will help me get to where I want to be in 90 days, result in productive action and make me feel good about my life!
If you want to learn more about focusing on the right things and the importance of being mindful about what you focus on, listen to this week’s podcast episode here.