Maintain Focus to Achieve Real Success!
I think maintaining "focus" is probably one of the most important
and the most difficult "challenges" we face when running an
online business and trying to establish what will make us
successful. Especially when you consider how many different
opportunities we are bombarded with each and every day that
can so easily distract us from what we are trying to achieve.
One of the tactics that I have found works is to be very clear
about what I am doing and ensuring that what I am doing right
now is contributing to the achievement of my vision/goals.
So each time we do some work on our business we need to ask
ourselves "What is it contributing to the achievement of my
goals?" If my goal for this week is to make let's say £1,000
then is what I am doing right now helping me to achieve that
or am I doing things because I enjoy them and they are actually
adding nothing? Do you have a list of tasks which will lead
to the achievement of your goal for today/this week/this month
etc? If you don't then what are you actually going to achieve
this during this period? Will you succeed or will you end
the period feeling frustrated because despite keeping busy
you have not achieved?
So, just by way of example, if you spend hours and hours posting
to forums are you absolutely certain that is contributing
to the achievement of your goals? Do you do it to increase
your profile and drive potential buyers/partners etc to your
website; is it to help you learn, is it because you like to
help others or is it a way of avoiding doing something i.e.
the age old enemy of invention (action) called procrastination?
If someone asked you to "justify" what you are doing (assuming
you are doing something related to your business!) right now
in terms of the achievement of your goal for today / this
week / this month would you be able to?
A friend of mine has a framed set of his goals on his desk
(which is a desk he uses purely for his online business) with
the picture of the boat he wants to buy when he is successful!
Every time he feels that he is starting to get distracted
he looks at that framed set of goals and the boat and asks
himself - is what I am doing right now going to get me on
Paul Duxbury is Head of Training for a major UK Charitable
Organisation. He owns one of the UK's Leading Information
Providers PK eBooks www.pk-ebooks.co.uk.
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