Episode from the podcastChange Academy

Why You Need to Focus

Released Saturday, 26th September 2020
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Most of us have a long list of things about our lives (or ourselves) that we would like to change. And while that is a great place to start, when you are working on creating a more fulfilling life, the problem is that when we try to make a bunch of changes at once, we end up changing nothing. That is why knowing what to focus on and when is essential.

Key Takeaways:

All goals feel and are important, and doing them in a particular order doesn’t mean you don’t value or will forget about the other goals.
Focusing on one new behaviour at a time -- instead of trying to change everything at once -- can actually help you accomplish your goals more quickly.
Cultivating the ability to prioritize and focus can help us with other aspects of our lives
When choosing what to focus on, prioritize behaviours that you perceive to be impactful AND that you feel ready to tackle now.

Lab Experiment:

  • Make a list of all the changes that you’d like to make. Consider their potential impact and your readiness to do them.
  • Choose no more than three to focus on and put all the others on hold - for now.
  • Estimate how long you will need to focus on each one (in order to either accomplish it or create a solid habit.)
  • Decide what the very first step for each one will be, including when/where/how you will take it--and then take that first step!

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