For the last few months, I have been working on a new habit of sharing a monthly blog post.
I have not been successful in getting that off the ground or keeping up with that practice. While I was working on getting this personal goal off the ground, I came across this blog challenge.
My main objective was to get myself into the habit of writing, journaling and blogging on a regular basis. This along with the fact that my clients were asking to share more with them online – was a motivating factor for me to partake in this challenge.
“We are what we repeatedly do,” Aristotle famously proclaimed. “Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
We all need someone to hold us accountable at some point in our life. Especially, when we are working towards a new goal- a new habit – a new lifestyle.
Below is my response to Natalies’s DAY 1 question- regarding finding the challenges on our path that are holding you back to “FINDING FOCUS”
The 2 challenges holding me back are :
1. Inability to take imperfect action
Always thriving for perfection before moving ahead with a task towards a goal. This can lead to a lot of time lost, overwhelm and also lost opportunities.
There is always an opportunity cost involved when striving for perfection.
My endeavor is going to be to get started and move ahead with the process and taking action on small steps towards the bigger goals. While this works for me most of the times – there are areas I could do better in. Consistency is key here.
“Imperfect action is better than Perfect Inaction”
2. Wanting to master several skills
I do believe in sharpening the saw. That is a value that resonates very strongly with me. I am also passionate about knowledge and learning new skills. However, it can be easy to have more than I can manage on my plate and that again can lead to the path of overwhelm. Again, breaking down these goals is always helpful. At the same time, getting more productive, using hacks on staying high performance and maximizing my day to the fullest is going to be key.
“It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.”
― Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Writing these challenges down is an eye opener and a good process to remind oneself of –
What is your big WHY ? Why is it that you want to overcome these challenges ?
What is the big vision?
When circling back to my why and
Then reflecting –
What is it that I am doing each moment, each day? Is it getting me to my bigger goal? If not, I need to step back and think and align my actions every day and every moment to my BIG WHY.
In conclusion, as I work on these challenges I get closer to reality and focusing on the tasks that help me reach my goal, my reason and purpose.
More in the next post about this ongoing challenge.
Feel free to share what are your roadblocks in finding your focus!
PS: Want to learn more about what is keeping you from staying energized, vitalized and high performing, schedule a complimentary session with me.
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