What are you focused on today?
What is the big thing you are working on?
I have a funny little expression, “Smoke a little dope, jump a little rope, lose a decade along the way.” I don’t know where I came up with that expression – and don’t rip me apart for it – but it’s funny and explains how we can lose time pretty quickly.
I’m writing this at about 8:40 AM and I have already been up for about three and a half hours. I have been running like mad to get things done. It’s been fun and it’s been crazy because I am feeling very focused.
I cannot help but think about a time when I sat down with a friend of mine to have breakfast. He was self-employed, I was self-employed, and we were both talking about our businesses. I had made the comment, “Man, I just feel like I have not been able to get anything done this week.”
At the time, we were three or four days into the week, and he looked at me and laughed. He said, “Mark, you’re concerned about not getting something done this week? I have been thinking about that for the last decade!”
That conversation has stuck with me for one simple reason: What are our goals? What are the outcomes we are trying to create?
One time, another friend asked me what my 25-year goals were. I had never even thought about that before! Wow did that change my thinking.
The fact of the matter is, we probably are not focused enough. Now, the reason I am getting so much done today is because I have a list of things I want to rock through, and I am going to get through them.
I am focused with a set of priorities not just to get things off my list but because these priorities are going to help me achieve my goals. That is what I am focused on.
I am going to challenge you: What are you focused on, and are you focused on the things that are going to help you achieve your goals?
With that said, I’m going to close up here – I have more work to do.
Copyright 2021, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter” Sales Motivation Blog. Mark Hunter is the author of A Mind for Sales and High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results.