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Starve Your Distractions, Feed Your Focus Posted on May 31, 2019 in Leadership Development

By Stacey Currie

All I had when I started in business was my chair off the hard rubbish, a mobile phone, a green camping table and a laptop.  I didn’t have fancy brochures, fancy email designs, business cards, heck I didn’t even have the machinery to print the jobs I had won. But I managed to make $300,000 in sales in my first year of business. When I say I started from scratch, I really mean it.

But what I did have was a razor-sharp focus.

I am so glad that social media wasn’t around in my day and age because I didn’t have the distractions.

How many of you are saying yes to these questions?

  • Do you focus more energy on what ‘materialistic’ stuff other people have and allow it to stop you taking action?
  • Do you tell yourself you can’t achieve something because you don’t have enough support like ‘they’ do?
  • Do you tell yourself you can’t achieve what ‘they’ have achieved because you don’t have enough resources?

What if I told you that you can achieve all that you want when you starve your distractions and feed your focus?

These days we have an abundance of options.  Whether it be entertainment, food, business ideas, job choices, we have so many more options than our ancestors had. There are certainly benefit’s to having more options, however with too many options on offer we can become paralysed by indecision.

This is known as the paradox of choice.  It’s one of the core problems most people face when they are wanting to focus on a goal. Instead of staying focused on the one thing, they are bombarded by distractions and never commit to their path.  With too many options, they either struggle to make a decision, or they pursue one thing and realise this thing is taking far too long to achieve and they are faced with another option so they quit their first focus and jump into something new, they allow the distractions and options get in their way and the result is that they never make progress on anything.

People who continually achieve their goals know exactly what they want from their day.

Take purposeful action today

  1. Morning Rituals- Instead of reaching for your phone and scrolling social media to look at everyone else’s life, close your eyes and take five minutes to think about what you will focus on today.                                                                 
  2. Start competing with yourself more
  • How many extra hours can you find during your week to focus on your goal? 
  • Can you go to bed an hour earlier and wake up an hour earlier to get that extra time? 

Only compare yourself to who you were last week. Push yourself to be better than you were the week before and learn to grow based on your own ambitions- not someone else’s. 

When you starve your distractions, you will feel hungrier to achieve your goals, and when you feel hungry you will feed your focus.

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