How to Focus, Follow Through and Achieve What You Want in Life

How to focus

Have you ever been in one of the following situations?

  • You have a goal but always go from one project to another and often feel like you are not moving forward
  • You work on your goal but never follow through because you get bored
  • You have many goals and spend a lot of time creating plans but you actually always end up implementing none of them.

If this is you, keep reading, I’ve some information that might help you.

If you are currently experiencing one of the above difficulties, it’s for one reason and one reason only:

You lack of focus

Focus is one of the most important ingredients of success because it’s where the energy goes. If you don’t know how to control your focus, you can’t control your energy efficiently and if you can’t control your energy efficiently, you significantly reduce your chance to achieve what you want in life.

So the question is:

How can you use your focus efficiently to achieve your goal(s)?

Well here are 2 videos and one article that helped me out a lot for getting things done and today I want to share them with you.

You will find a ton of valuable information and tools that you can implement right away.

How to stay focused – The key to being extremely productive & clear minded

 

 How to follow-through

How to stay focus when you get bored working toward your goal

In his article James Clear explains how important it’s to focus on the process rather than the event. Like he says:

If you look at the people who are consistently achieving their goals, you start to realize that it’s not the events or the results that make them different. It’s their commitment to the process. They fall in love with the daily practice, not the individual event”.

To read the full article click here.

Now I want to know have you ever experienced a lack of focus in your life? Do you use some tools that have helped you out? Leave a comment below (I read and answer all of them)

Simon Cave

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  • Green Girl Success September 16, 2014, 4:01 pm

    I definitely have suffered lack of focus. It seems that I find myself with almost too many goals. I find writing them down and then ranking them to identify which ones are (1) the easiest/quickest/cheapest to achieve, (2) have the most impact and return on investment and (3) can easily be integrated into my current lifestyle. Then, I narrow it down and focus on those goals. You may enjoy this post: http://greengirlsuccess.com/2014/06/20/why-goals-sometimes-fail-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

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    • The Becomer September 17, 2014, 6:47 am

      That’s a great method to know where to focus on. Thanks for your comment!

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  • Rudiano September 16, 2014, 9:41 pm

    Focus is indeed so important and the thing is, nowadays there are so many distractions. It’s already a challenge with the messages we are bombarded lwith sll day but with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the likes on our phones it’s even worse! We have to monitor our use constantly. I blogged about this, oddly enough haha. I find myself having to recommit to my goals constantly!

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    • The Becomer September 17, 2014, 6:50 am

      I totally agree! I think that one of the worst 21st century plagues is the multi-tasking trend. Some people say it’s the new productivity but I completely disagree. Multi-tasking kills efficiency.

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  • Ahamdi September 21, 2014, 6:43 pm

    Thanks for the article Simon. Without discipline and appropriate mortification (letting go of pleasures that get in the way), one cannot achieve one’s goals. No matter how much we speak of passion, motivation, and inspiration, without mental, spiritual, and bodily discipline, we’ll fall short of fulfilling our dreams and aspirations. I’ve found myself in the same habit of abandoning projects and ‘getting inspired’ to start another, and then another, and then thinking of another. Why not focus on the first one and see to its logical end (whether it pulls through or not?). I’m blessed by this article and that of James Clear. Thanks again and time to launch a product I’ve delayed for a while now. Focus, or as Nike would say, Just do it!

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    • The Becomer September 22, 2014, 4:12 pm

      Exactly Ahamdi! “Just do it” so simple to say but so hard to do sometimes.

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  • Matt Kohn October 2, 2014, 10:58 am

    Nice post brother! I just finished reading Leo Babauta’s The Power of Less in which he talks about these things in great, yet SIMPLISTIC detail… You hit on several of them. Great post, enjoyed it.

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    • The Becomer October 2, 2014, 3:45 pm

      thanks Matt Kohn, I should read this book.

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  • Michelle April 26, 2015, 3:27 pm

    Since we are in the middle of a move, it has been very hard to stay focused. It seems like whatever I look at, a new to do list comes in to play.

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