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Why Focus is So Important to Your Success
Without focus you can become impatient with yourself, anxious about things that aren’t getting done and unable to achieve tasks that can take you to the next rungs of success.
Lack of focus usually impacts all areas of our lives. If you’re not able to focus at work, you’re likely to be irritable and anxious at home. If you’re not focusing on your relationships as much as you should, it could impact your work. It’s a vicious cycle that must be broken before you can achieve the success of which you’re capable.
Focus involves prioritizing what’s important in your life. If you’re having trouble in one area of your life, it may be more important to change the focus on the problem area for awhile. For example, if you’re having trouble with a child, work may need to take a back seat to focusing on getting help for the child.
Success in work and relationships depends on how you prioritize your focus. Focus helps us keep from trying to accomplish too much at one time and can mean that we do a job better simply because we’re giving it all of our attention.
Some of us begin a job or task with a lot of focus and then the shine wears off and we become bored. For example, many people are passionate about a business that they’ve started and accomplish tasks with enthusiasm and energy. Sacrifices are made so the business can become successful – long hours and neglecting our personal lives may ensue.
After the business is up and running, we may become lackadaisical because now the challenges aren’t so much fun. We’re tired because we lost sleep and didn’t take care of ourselves by exercising and eating a healthy diet.
Loss of interest and lack of focus is the predominant reason that many businesses fail within a short time of opening. We lose focus on the goals we wanted to achieve and scatter our energies and attention because we were unclear about the goals in the first place.
Keeping the focus on our business goals can make the difference between success and failure. The same is true for our personal lives. If we lose focus on a relationship, it’s easy for problems to creep in and sabotage it.
When focus becomes unbalanced, the problems begin. A truly successful person balances his focus between his career and his personal life so that neither lacks attention.