Are You Going Through the Motions or Focusing on Objectives?
I have to ask you this serious question: Are You Going Through the Motions or Focusing on Your Objectives? I realized this past weekend how easy it is to forgot or overlook the real objectives in any situation.
Okay, so what happened to allow for this realization? This past weekend I was entertaining myself by playing a computer game on my computer. Since computer games are really designed for you to win – if you follow the correct game strategy and stay true to the objectives.
This is why the great “ah-ha” happened. I realized I was focusing on the activities of moving cards, rather than the objective of “turning” the cards. Now that may seem like a small difference – yet, the change in results were significant. So I began to expand my thinking regarding the “right” focus in several areas of our business. Again, the ideas and information flowed into focus.
I need to do more focusing on objectives rather than just going through the motions of past practices!
The trap of going through the motions of past practices is around us everyday. We must make choices to excel in life and business. Our choices are not difficult in most cases – just relate your choices to your overarching goals and objectives.
It is easy to lose our focus when we just do habitual things or activities. They are usually the easy tasks or activities that get us every time. Beware of your habits, for they can steal your motivation and focus – thereby leaving you to scratch your head and wonder “what happened to my day?”
- Take control of your life.
- Set meaningful goals and objectives for your life or business results.
- Create action steps for creating your future.
- Commit to the accomplishment of YOUR goals. Set a reasonable deadline for your goal.
- Visualize your success and what success looks like to you.
- Review your success and relate to the key factors that drove your results.
Okay, there are the steps to improving your performance. This list is simple, yet, not easy. There are two things to remember regarding the accomplishment of your goals and objectives. The first is Discipline. This is the ability to stay focused upon what is important rather than easy. It takes effort to remain true to your focus. Effort is rewarding as it gives you higher levels of confidence and enhances your personal self-esteem.
The second thing to remember is “Why” you set the goals and objectives in the first place. Goals and objectives have no meaning or personal connection unless you know the “why” you want to accomplish it in the first place. The reason you set the goal becomes a motivator for you to stay the course. It supports your desire to maintain the discipline to keep moving forward and progress each day to your goal.
As every sales person knows – the needs to a personal benefit (or reason) for someone to make a decision to “buy-in” to a concept or idea. Be a leader in your own life. Set meaningful goals and objectives and know exactly why you want that goal. You can accomplish anything in life that you want – if you know why you want it in the first place. Take control of your life. Just Do It! No Excuses!