There are few things I have found to be essential to my success and personal fulfillment in my life more important than focus. Oddly enough when I took the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test, focus was one of my top five strengths yet I seem to daily struggle with it. I addressed this challenge in Are you Distracted? We live in a day and age where there are more distractions that ever fighting for our attention. If focus is so important, but becoming increasingly harder to achieve, what can we do to improve our focus?
So I absolutely cannot take credit for this. A friend of mine shared this idea from Jon Acuff. I loved the idea and I accepted the challenge in 2014. It required commitment and discipline, but it was totally worth it. Are you up for the challenge?
In order to find success, happiness, & fulfillment in life we first must determine what we want. That is where we all begin, but there are plenty of people who know what they want and still do not get it. Why is that? That is a great question and there is a very simple reason.
This probably sounds like an odd question, but I will ask it any way, “Do you talk to yourself?” You are probably thinking that is an odd question. Most of society thinks that talking to yourself is a bad thing and there are definitely many instances where it is. When I ask this I am not referring to someone who is having a psychological break from reality. The context I am asking this question in refers to speaking specific positive messages to yourself. You may or may not be aware of this, but most successful people talk to themselves regularly.