Many things are lying by your side all to distract you from achieving your ultimate goal. In every inspirational success story, the longest chapter is about resilience, discipline, and determination. While success entails and calls for many demands from us, determination and will power always comes top of the list. Some people think that those who succeed are only the fortunate ones – that is not always the case. If you ask successful people, they will tell you they were not born with determination, but they always found a way to harness it and use the little resources they had more effectively.
If you are looking forward to achieving your most complex goals and stay on track to achieving anything in life, here are important pointers you need to focus on.
Set up your day the night before
Before you go to sleep, make some core decisions about what you will be doing the following day. It may be simple decisions such as what to wear, what to eat, tasks to perform, and your day’s routine. Make important decisions that will help you get the least distraction. Getting into the habit of planning your day helps you to avoid time wastage and distractions by small things that have no importance.
Do the most difficult things first
The most difficult things will never get easier the more we tend to push them away. Procrastination is one of the biggest causes of poor performance, lack of moral, and demotivation. Do not waste energy that would otherwise be better used on doing complex stuff. Get the hardest tasks right away while you are still fresh and have energy. Research shows that our minds are the sharpest in the morning, and that would be the most ideal time to tackle the toughest jobs.
Eliminate Distractions and time wasters
At any given time, real emergencies will always come up, and we have to deal with them. The majority of situations that come our way to distract us are not real emergencies and do not require us to respond to them in any way. When left aside, things will fall into their place. Responding to requests every time will only set you up to receive more. When you don’t respond to distractions, you are sending a message that you are strong-willed and a focused person, so time is quite precious to you.
Regeneration is important as it helps you regain back your energy. If you feel your energy dying off, take a break to regenerate. Take a walk, run, or stretch and take a brief retreat from work. Doing so will help you bounce back energized and motivated and with a sharper mental focus. Instead of taking a large chunk of a meal at lunch, opt for taking small healthy snacks to ensure your digestion is not messed up, ultimately messing your afternoon.
Most importantly, when you see yourself losing focus, remind yourself why you started. Motivate yourself to see the end of what you started.