Aiming Long Term, Focusing On Today – Success is a habit
I have several interests/goals in life and everyone says that you should focus on one thing, I am a beast when I focus on something and it’s much easier for me. I totally understand that we need to master one area and be the best at it. But I often get FOMO about putting some of my goals/interests aside.
Here are some of the goals I have that are always burning in the back of my mind, I often try to focus on one goal and drop the others but I have given up on that now, because I can’t ignore stuff that I am dying to do, at the same time I have to limit my interests/goals. Many goals complement each other and it’s about just lining them all up. (just for the record, I don’t have any financial timelines to get things done, my income is growing but I want to pursue things I am passionate about)
- writing a book – self-development/high-performance articles
- finishing all my websites and monetise them all
- Create a youtube channel and courses in self-development
- Become a very effective trader — finish all my trading courses and start trading again
- Fluent in reading, speaking and writing Thai language
- Fixing my health issues — this has become priority recently due to ignoring it for a short while (this includes mediation, exercise, good dieting)
- Build up a very large investment portfolio- this takes very little time
- running and growing my core business to 65 locations — this I do daily without needing to remind myself
First I Focus Out and Look Years Ahead
- Set goals
- Create plans to achieve those goals
- Break that plan down into daily action steps
- Use the goal for inspiration, but don’t focus on it
Now I am ignoring the goal date and focusing on the day only, not putting things off till next week.
5. Put your focus on executing the daily action steps
6. Fall in love with accomplishing the daily action steps
7. Accomplish the goal
Love the process, not the destination.
I have tried checklists, journals, plans and they are very effective, but sometimes it makes life more of a chore. Daily focus is less stressful.
I have always tried to get all of my goals nailed quickly and it causes me a lot of stress from frustration, especially changing my mind and flipping between each goal. So instead of having a gruelling daily checklist of a zillion tasks that I need to do towards those goals, I have decided to do a list of all my goals and focus on one day at a time and forget the future date, this has taken a lot of stress away from me, I know that I will get to all my goals one day, so from now on, I am taking one day at a time, chipping away, I am no longer telling people when I will have these things done, I just know if I power away on my daily focus, my achievements will arrive and I will be a lot happier, after all I have a lot of time set aside for these goals and I spend 4–6 hours per day learning and have done so for the last few years, so I am well on my way, I just need more practice.