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Why Your Big Goal Shouldn’t Be Your Focus

July 9, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

I am all about goals. And I think you should spend time to think about your big goals – like what will your life look like in 10 years – or 15 years.

So it might come as a big surprise to you that I will tell you that your big goal shouldn’t be your focus.

It should be the center of your planning and it should be where you are headed but it shouldn’t be your focus.

Say what?

Is this confusing?  Maybe so.

Let me break it down just a little. Many times goals are big/fundamental. And if you look at your actions today in light of your goals there may be little correlation. The two are simply too far apart.

For some focusing on the goal might cause them to think they’ll never get there!

So what do you focus on?

If you aren’t focused on your big goal, what do you focus on?  Focus on doing the daily and weekly activities that will get you there.

For instance I focus on writing 3,000 words a day. 3,000 words for blogs, books or articles. Writing 3,000 words a day gets me to my goal. When I do that I create more, I get more followers, I enhance my message – and I move to my goals.

What can you do to break your goals down? What will you focus on today?

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