Sometimes we have so many things on our to-do list that we forget the important things. We forget to focus on the things that TRULY MATTER. I’ve become so completely overwhelmed these past few weeks with work, with keeping up with my blog, my social media accounts, I am currently trying to learn how to manage multiple social media accounts appropriately, I am reviewing a course I recently took to help improve my knowledge on business and marketing etc. But then I find myself forgetting to do things like: find an article a patient asked for, answer a question my student had asked me, spend time with my husband, cook a meal…All of these things got looked over because I allowed my mind to get “too cluttered.” Here’s the deal….. YOU choose what you spend your time on. It is nobody else’s fault. It’s your responsibility.
If we spend countless amounts of hours on things that we cannot utilize, increasing our time watching videos on things we will not use for 10 years, then we essentially are wasting time we could be using for our NOW. We should be spending our time focusing on the things and the content that will assist where we are in life right now. In other words, for me, I blog and I do Facebook Live videos often, but I do not have a product YET. So, watching videos on how to make Facebook ads for a product right now will not benefit me. It is excellent information, but it won’t help right now. I need to watch things like, how to go viral on Facebook, how to pull readers in on a blog, how to expand sales as an affiliate. Those are the things I need.
With that being said, I’ve recently finished a book. The One Thing was all about what I was just speaking of. It gives us a good idea of the evidence behind why we cannot multitask, why we cannot have too much content at once. It was SUCH A GOOD READ and a great eye opener. (Click the link below to get yours).
Here is why I love it: it speaks about finding your One Thing. I never knew how to focus on one thing, I never had one thing. I still struggle with getting my focus around one thing actually. I have a really hard time saying I have ONE THING to work towards. However, I’ve started utilizing some of the tools. One of which is time blocking….I block 2 hours per day (I work 10 hour days, so 4 is a bit too much) and that is MY TIME to focus on the things that will progress me towards my goals. My goals being: business owner, online business owner, pay off student loans, have a family, be an awesome wife, etc. But the book really got me thinking. What is my ONE THING? Ultimately, my one thing is to do the work the Lord has asked me to do here in a sense of helping people, touching their lives, or making their lives easier. I am currently working on a more specific “mantra” to keep in mind when I’m having trouble with this.
I suggest you make your own ONE THING sentence. Make a sentence, post it EVERYWHERE so you see it always. Read it over and over and over again. Make it ingrained in your brain. Live for it.
Read the book. Make yourself better. Be a better you and then your life will be better.