I found myself in several seemingly unrelated conversations this week, with a connection. In each, there was discussion about fierce focus and finishing. We live in a world that subtly or not-so-subtly sends out messages that we must multitask and that our moving forward requires us to move on several fronts. This is an unfortunate myth. Distraction feeds off of this myth, as does inefficiency and ineffectiveness.
While I realize that we do not live in a world that fully allows us to take on simply one thing at a time, I contend that our best strategy is to get as close to that as possible. Rather than be “jack of all trades” and master of none, let us understand that mastery best advances productivity, despite its investment of time and deliberation of effort. Mastery requires focus; and a fierce one at that. It requires finishing too; the completion of tasks. Completion begets a sense of accomplishment. Accomplishment begets confidence and excellence; mastery.
I have multiple projects on my radar right now, and necessarily so. Still, as I prepare for a new and high level challenge in my vocal and singing work, for a major public performance in December, I am reminded of the wisdom of single minded fierce focus and the intent to finish. My preparations demand diligence and determination. They demand discernment and daring. They expect an investment of courage and creativity. Still, these are investments and the results will be in heightened range, skill, knowledge and confidence.
The ROI is powerful.
With that in mind, I am calling this month NOvember; the month where I learn to better say NO to work of distraction and only apply myself to that which best moves me forward personally and professionally, and in best service. So, going forward this week, where do you need to most apply single minded fierce focus to finish? Do that, and see where it takes you and those around you.
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™