“Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number-one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.”-George Allen
Imagine you are at a carnival. Your goal at the carnival is to gather as much candy and as many prizes as possible by winning the little carnival games. What would your strategy be? I would likely look at the games, choose which ones I was best at, start with those, and then work my way to the other games. What I wouldn’t do is try to play all the games at one time, running around the carnival like a madwoman.
However, in our lives, we often run around bouncing between a zillion goals and to-dos, trying to “get it all done.” What we often overlook is that spreading our energy and focus from task to task in a manic manner isn’t effective. We mustn’t confuse busyness with effectiveness. We are effective when we choose our primary focus points and attend to them, and then move on to the next item.
Your Turn: What items do you need to focus on today above all others? Write down three and commit to them above all others.
Today’s Affirmation: I focus and succeed.