We are the only life source on the planet that can choose our goals. We can create anything we can imagine in our minds. Do you have a clear mental picture of what you want for your life? Are your personal gifts in alignment with your goals? The answers to your life are held within you. They are just waiting to unfold and reveal themselves.
Taking time to reflect on what you really want for your life is the first step towards pursuing your dreams. Maybe you have so many different things you love tugging at you for attention that you cannot seem to focus on which one to choose. My life coach, June, (yes, coaches have coaches) said an amazing thing to me in one of our sessions, and it resonated loud and clear. I was rambling on about all the things I intended to accomplish, and she graciously listened, but finally stopped me asking me to choose just one goal to focus on. Her advice to me was, “Barbara, you could dig many holes to represent all the things you want to accomplish, but let’s focus on just digging one hole deeper.” That is profound advice for all of us. This does not mean you cannot have many goals, it just means putting your all into your most important and challenging goal. Once I took this advice it helped me to understand the value in focusing.
Interestingly, I just received a delivery of a new book I am about to read titled, Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence, by Daniel Goleman. He is also the author of Emotional Intelligence. According to Mr. Goleman, if we are going to make significant accomplishments, with so many distractions demanding our attention, we must learn to Focus.
So let’s not try to do everything all at once by digging many holes, let’s dig deeper and hone our skills to be the best we can possibly be. I actually call myself the Focus Coach, because I want to help all of my client’s dig a deeper hole!
I have attached a link to my YouTube Channel of a 17 minute talk I gave on goals at the Indian Creek Country Club in Miami, Florida. I hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you all the best for 2014.