Your Focus Quiz Results…
Based on the answers you gave in your Focus Assessment quiz…
Your biggest opportunity is to get clarity and vision about your life and your goals.
Right now you may not know what to focus on. Not only do you need clear goals for your work, your personal life, your family, etc. You also need clarity about the best next steps to take.
Without clarity, you may find that you are spending far too much time on busywork. Just spinning your wheels, being busy but not really productive. It’s frustrating to feel that you’re not spending enough time on meaningful and important work.
We all have different areas of our life, including our relationships, personal health, finances, job, and more. You will never be able to give 100% of your time and attention to every single area of your life. But the pressure is always there.
In order to focus on the areas of your life that are most important right now, you need to learn to say no. You need to pull back from everything that is not essential. However, you cannot say no to the non-essential unless you know what it is that actually is essential.
A lack of clarity and no real vision is costing you a great deal. It’s vital to get a vision for your life and clarity about the big picture for what is important to you.
Without clarity of what is important, you may feel as if you’re being pulled in all sorts of directions, unsure of where to focus…
In his book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown writes that “many capable people are kept from getting to the next level of contribution because they can’t let go of the belief that everything is important.” Ouch.
When you are spending a little bit of time on a million different projects, areas of responsibilities, tasks, and activities, then you are making very little progress on any of them. And your efforts are stretched thin.
However, if you can focus your energy on only the most important things — that which is essential — then you can make meaningful progress. Not to mention, it just feels more rewarding to focus on one important thing and do it with excellence.
When we take a moment to consider what our most important work is, we tend to think mostly about what we want to accomplish and do and be.
But why not also think about what we will not do? What tasks and pursuits will we give up or entrust to others? What areas of our time, energy, and attention will we simplify in order to create the space and the margin to do what we want?