|Posted on December 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM|
They say preparation is a necessity for the winter season, as many things become scarce as the year draws to a close. For some, it is the best time of the year, while others become scared for the future, because there is doubt as to what the future may hold...
I say, "COME! COME the adventures of tomorrow, COME the challenges of today! I am determined to be who I am and enjoy every moment of this hour. Throughout winter, comes opportunities. Fear not the challenges of the struggle in what we cannot achieve or do, but CHARGE in with the DESIRES OF TODAY!"
Let us continue to build and strengthen the foundations of our attitude in the next series of Attitude building in December's Edition - Determination!
For starters, determination is the essence of being focused: When you are focused on something, you become determined to wholeheartedly see it through the end, without any waiver.
Determination comes at a price: the TIME that you have available. While there may be things you want to do, there also may be too many other things competing for your time. Furthermore you may have taken on too much. You might find yourself as though what you are currently focused on; has been a waste of your time. These kinds of thoughts may send a red flag to your frame of thinking and through this, will lead you back to your normal way of thinking. Making you UNFOCUSED. When you come back to your normal way of thinking, you become distracted. You lose focus and as a result, are taken away from your attitude (you frame of thought and feeling). Remember what we mentioned last time: "YOUR THOUGHT IS EVERYTHING".
If your willing, try out this method. It is very simple and practical:
Think about what you are absolutely focused on right now in relation to where you want to be in the future in your life; if your not thinking about your focus then think about dreams and your goals. Next, make a list of no more than 5 points and rank them from absolutely most important (at the top), to least important (at the bottom). Print them nice and clearly - big with good spacing, so you can read them easily. Look at this list at least 3 times a day, even more if your are really into it. Have fun with it by acting the end result out! Because these 5 points though ranked most important to least important, will eventually be your key areas on which will boost your attitude and bring you closer to success.
See, the reason why I presented this method is because it promotes self-organization. You are physically writing down what is most important to you along the path of accomplishing your goals. When you begin to engage yourself in self-organiaion, it allows stimulation to the brain. This causes you to focus only on the priorities you yourself have written down from the greatest to the least on your list. I do this STYLE of listing because it proves to be more effective psychologically. Most importantly though, is that you use a style that is effective for you!
*(Read "And The Winner Is..." at Adamquiney.com on the psychology of 'the way you do your list' as well as 'momentum effectiveness'. Adamquiney.com is a blog dedicated to growth and authenticity. This gentleman, currently finishing up Law School, is a close friend of mine, and is a Professional Coach and Consultant.)
You can also apply this method for when you fall off track and need to get back up on your feet. If you fall off track from your goal it could be one of two things: