It’s important to stay in the present and focus on what’s happening now.
Focus means doing something and thinking about it at the same time. Usually we are doing this – and thinking about that.
My ‘For This Moment Technique’ is a great tool to use to stay focused.
I first started using this technique back in 1988. I was running errands with our fourth child, Sean, who was three, about eight blocks from our house, the van died. Now this was long before cell phones! I started to stress out about how I was going to get the van fixed, how I was going to take care of the rest of the errands, and pick up the other three children later. I decided the best thing to do was to walk home with Sean and then call the car dealership. Still stressed, I started walking home. All of a sudden I looked around and realized it was a beautiful day, and I was holding the hand of the most adorable
three-year old in the entire world! I thought to myself “Right now, I’m going to focus on this time with Sean and let the rest of the day work itself out.” I did just that. Sean and I had a wonderful walk home and as I listened to his precious chatter I thought to myself, “Life is good!”
That was a turning point for me. Now, whenever I start to feel stressed I stop and think, “For this moment, what can I focus on and take care of? What is just one thing I can do?”
Right now, I hope you are focusing on what you are reading and thinking about how this simple mental technique can totally change your life. I mean totally!
In my keynote presentation “Now is Your Time: The Steps to be Fearless and Extraordinary” I share what can happen when you start to focus on one project and one person at a time. The results are amazing. The presentation is all about giving my attendees more focus, more momentum, more meaning, and more success which all results in more hope. It’s a beautiful thing!
I feel that you can achieve all you desire in life if you are open to honestly looking at your life and making changes where needed.
Here is my question for you:
What could happen in your life if you would focus on one thing and do it to completion before you start on something else?
First thought – best thought. Do not think too long on this.
Tell me what your answer is. If you want it kept private e-mail me. If you’re ok with sharing with others then post your answer here at my blog. When you answer this question honestly you will know immediately what you need to do. It is truly amazing. It may be frightening taking that action but you will know what to do.
In upcoming blog posts I’ll share some of your stories (anonymously, of course) and give you tools and strategies on how to take action.
Already have a success story? If in the past when you gave up multi-tasking and started focusing on one thing at a time – what happened?