Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Power of Focus

Photo compliments of Imagebase

Happy New Year to all readers! I hope that 2007 has started off on an upwards tangent. Today's blog post is about focus, and how important this is for business success. What are your major business goals for this year? Your personal goals for this year?

If you haven't read it yet, I'd invite you to visit my last post on Creating a Vision for 2007. In the exercise included, I asked readers to set out three major goals for 2007.

What are your major goals for this year? Are these front in centre in your mind or did you need to look them up? How will you maintain focus on these throughout the year?

Much of the work I do with coaching clients at the end of the year, and the start of a new one, is to reflect on the last year, and visioning for the upcoming one. I sometimes have clients mention how they were detracted from the major goals they had set out for themselves at the start of the year. Sometimes their initial goals were replaced by even bigger and more breathtaking goals - a fantastic situation! Once in a while the important goals have been pushed aside by other priorities -- and I usually ask, "What's been the cost of this?". What would be the cost of you not accomplishing your most important goals this year?

What will it take for you to maintain lazer like focus on the most important goals you have set yourself for this year?

What would accomplishing these goals look like? How would it transform your life and work?

What would the accomplishment of these goals mean for you? Your business? Your family?

I'd love to hear from you as to what focus means for you in 2007 -- please feel free to comment below.

Jennifer Britton ~ Potentials Realized

No comments: