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How To Focus On What Matters In Life

How To Focus On What Matters In Life

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The busyness trap

High performing people are highly focused, and that leads to success. That success produces options and opportunities.

But if you are not careful, it can undermine the things that led to success in the first place. You fall into the undisciplined quest for more. Now you’re...

Just because someone is busier than you doesn't mean that they are more important.

Instead, only do what's essential. Ask yourself what your mission is? What did you come to do? Once you've identified what's essential, you won't fear FOMO. You'll start enjoying JOMO.

Consider what you're good at

Take the time to explore and figure out the contribution you can make. Then go big in it.

If you don't know what you're good at, use inversion. List all the things you don't like to do. Ask what you're passionate about or what you'd be interested in learning how to do.

Find what you should be doing

List all your tasks of importance on a scale from 0-100. Then question or eliminate anything that's under a 90.

When you do tasks below 90, you inevitably have to make a trade-off.

You have to ignore internal and external voices that want you to prioritise the nonessential.

Not every goal is necessarily worthwhile.  However, serving others is a great and essential task. When we step out to serve somebody else, the non-essential stuff ...

Admit mistakes. It can be difficult to admit to yourself that you were wrong, but it is an important first step.

Discipline leads to success. You don't become successful, and then you become disciplined. When you become disciplined, success will follow. 

Write a to-do list every day

What was important yesterday, may not be important today.

Always ask:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?

Without asking those questions, the stuff on your to-do list could be entirely wrong. 

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Ben Patrick AKA “Knees Over Toes Guy" is the coach and owner of Athletic Truth Group (ATG) Online Coaching, an online personal training program for strengthening knees and developing full-body fitness.

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