One of the greatest challenges in achieving success is finding the focus to hone in on a task or goal that needs to be completed.
But focus alone won’t get it done.
You need to focus on the right things.
Stephen Covey does a great job of talking about this in his book 7 Habits Of Highly Successful People.
Some people focus on putting out fires – urgent tasks that may or may not be important down the road.
Some people spend their time getting things done, but they work on tasks that aren’t important, and aren’t urgent.
In order to win the day you have to make sure you are focusing on the right things.
It’s a challenge, because the right things can also be the things that have been put off.
Difficult tasks often get procrastinated.
Instead of checking them off, they stay on the list.
One way I’ve found to get around this is to spend time in the morning planning and scheduling the key tasks for the day. I write them down to further put it in my mind.
Its amazing how much more productive you can be when you focus on the right things.