How is your Focus?
Do you find it waning or are you on point?
If it is waning, at what point does it start to do so?
and if it is centered and continuous what are the methods that you use to stay focused?
What drives you to do what you do?
Where is your motivation coming from?
Is this delivering the results you want/expect?
Does what you do work for you?
These are all very relevant questions and ones that we should be asking ourselves every day, and not only asking ourselves but reflecting on. If we do not reflect on our very motivations for doing something, then there is no room to grow and develop our ways of doing as a step to moving forwards.
A great exercise to do is to discipline yourself to answering a set of strategic questions everyday
Take notes, jot them down, even create a spreadsheet if you want or just get a notepad printed from Vista Print with the questions already written – all you have to do is fill In the blanks
You will be surprised at the results you get. Do this for one week, Surprise, Do this for 1 Month, Surprise, Do this for 6 Months, Surprise, do this for a year and you will have found that your direction has become much more concerted, more focused, more informed, more driven and more sound.
Especially the answer to the last question – Does this really work for you?
I have been keeping notes and notebooks and spreadsheets for quite some time now and I can honestly say that a number of changes have been made over the years as to where my motivation comes from, of course this will change depending on the context at the time, Life Happens, things change around you, things do not stay static.
But you will find that your intrinsic motivation, what really drives you will become more honed, more complete, more holistic and more directed by your true self and what that represents in the world you live and the world you want.
If we did not reflect on our own actions, then we would never allow ourselves to demonstrate growth. This principal applies to all aspects of our lives. What we choose to do with our reflections is determined by our motivation for change and growth.
Final question: Do we want to change our direction?
This is a rhetorical question, unlike the ones above, as I believe that we all want to change direction. We may be totally happy with the lot we have, but there will always be one thing that we might want to change.
In my friends case over the pond, they may want to change eating some fatty or spicy food 😊
Me I always want to change, I look at everything I do and a lot I am content with, however my main motivation is to be the best at being me as I can, and that always means reflection and re evaluation as well as being prepared to make the changes necessary to go that one step further.
An of course this is about Business decisions as well as Life decisions.
If we want to succeed, then we must be prepared to see where the flaws and the failures are so that we can direct ourselves to greater success