Just got done reading a great post from “AdvancedLifeSkills.com” which listed some guidelines to follow to help you achieve a higher level of personal achievement. In this article, author Jonathan Wells lists 11 principles to follow to help you on your path to greater personal achievement. Of the 11, the one that immediately resonated with me deals with keeping your focus. With all the fast paced chaos ( I like to call it the big rush to get nowhere!) in today’s society, it is important to be able to filter out all the unnecessary distractions we get bombarded with and to be able to divert our attention to what is truly important for us.
Having to direct efforts on a daily basis to a day job in addition to having a life at home, I found myself frequently sapped of the needed mental energy to engage in pursuits for my own personal fulfillment. The temptation to melt into the couch and watch meaningless TV was strong! Even while I was engaged while writing this blog post I was called to dinner, abducted by an episode of “Mozart in The Jungle,” and the propositioned with the opportunity to work on chess puzzles.
The author does mention the need to avoid the tendency to multitask and instead to do one thing at a time. This is with the intent of achieving a better result of the completed task. So prior to engaging in the solving of chess puzzles, I made it a point to finish this blog post first.
So take a look at “11 High Powered Achievement Principles” and see how the application of these can benefit you in your pursuits. My thanks to author Jonathan Wells for his contribution to all of us.