Focus On The Task At Hand
I get it.
You're all highly ambitious.
And willing to do whatever it takes to get what you want.
I love it.
Thank you for showing up that way.
And even on the days when you are unable to show up as powerfully, thank you for showing up and being true to who you are.
But one of the challenges of being this way is that our focus is often on the goal or objective and not the day-to-day tasks that are required to get us there.
I love reading about the highly regarded coach, John Wooden and how his teams never focused on winning but executing each individual play perfectly.
Because that's what it takes.
I don't think "big wins" exists.
When we start to dig a little deeper, we start to see that the big win was just the accumulation of hundreds of little wins that finally boiled over.
It wasn't some stroke of genius; it was the result of an unrelenting focus on effectively executing each individual task that presented itself.
Now, we're not all professional athletes, though I do believe that Everyone Is An Athlete, and our lives are not structured nicely into downs, innings, or quarters.
But it is structured into moments - lots of them.
Every moment that we are living and breathing is another opportunity to do the next right thing.
To do exactly what is required of us to move forward toward what we want.
Each and every moment is an opportunity to focus 100% on the task at hand so that we can execute precisely as we need to.
Focusing on the moment and executing (taking action) isn't necessarily easy at first.
It requires practice, patience, and persistence...as do most things.
I'm all for the big picture...a big grandiose vision of who we want to become and all of the amazing things we want to accomplish.
So take however much time you need to develop your vision and refine it as you go. This is important too.
But once you have that, focus on the day-to-day actions that will bring it to life.
Focus on action.
Focus on the next right thing.
Focus on the task at hand.
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