Let’s face it, it is hard to keep your mind on your goal three hundred and sixty-five days a year, twenty-four hours a day. There are people who probably are so well disciplined they are able to do this. However, I am not one of them.
For me, I have to break things down. Yes, I do look at the overall picture but then I take that and break it down into doable projects. I work on a week system. In other words, if I have set a goal that is going to take approximately a year to accomplish I break it down into fifty-two week. Then I break down what must be done each week. Working out this factor helps me to put into action each week what will get me to my goal.
An example would be losing weight. If I needed to lose fifty-two pounds, I would break that down into fifty-two weeks, which works out to be one pound a week. I can do that. This way, if I did happen to mess up my dieting one day, it would not kill my goal because I have the rest of the week to take into account the mistake and adjust my food intake.
Well, you get the jest of focus. You concentrate on what you need to do each day to accomplish your goal and make adjustments to compensate for mistakes while moving forward.
Perhaps you have another way that works, would you share it?