Today’s Assignment: Focus
Today, Crystal talks about something important-focusing on your goals. I think focus is such a huge part of most anything we do in life. In marriage, we should focus on our spouse and that relationship, it’s when we move our eyes off each other that we open ourselves up to be tempted. In our Christian walk, we need to focus on Jesus. Paul reminds us to “set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” That’s focus.
And we need it to succeed at our goals. Crystal brings up a very good point, in that not all things distracting us from our end goal are bad. Some are. Like wasting time on the internet when we should be productive instead (Seriously, did you know that if you’re on Firefox, you can set up a block on your computer for added accountability?!). But, sometimes our focus is threatened by good things, like other projects. But if we’re constantly distracted from one project to the next then we won’t make much progress. Crystal says:
When you learn to focus you will find yourself quickly finishing up tasks and then moving onto the next…start using your timer to train yourself to focus 100%. Start very small. Set your timer for five minutes and then throw yourself wholeheartedly into that task until you hear the timer beep.
The challenge for today is to consider anything that might be distracting you and rid yourself of that distraction. I’ve mentioned before that the internet can be a huge time-kill for me, but over the past few days I’ve been doing much better about that, and have noticed a lot more productivity without that particular distraction.
How are you doing with the challenge? Do you find that you’re easily distracted? How do you stay committed and focused on the goal or task at hand?
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