Over the last few weeks I have been reading about the importance of focus and purpose, which is a topic I have read about many times over the years. I have heard lots about setting goals, taking daily action etc. BUT, for some reason it is all hitting me now. I have always been good at setting a goal, putting in the hard work to get the momentum going and then continue to nourish the action required to attain the goal. However, this was always for an external reason, my boss needed it, the company needed the new product etc. Now, as an entrepreneur I have started to look at this a little differently.
What are MY goals in life, work, relationship, finances, personal development? Well, this has taken on a whole new meaning. I have been working on owning my whole life, the good, the bad and the ugly and this has really put everything into perspective.
In the very recent past I would have said I have a goal to build a successful consulting and coaching business. I realize this is the outcome of many actions. With my “new found” knowledge I realized my goal is actually to teach individuals and organizations how to consciously create a life nurturing environment so they are able to thrive. I can take clear and concrete action against this goal. Ideally it results in a successful business. Why do I want to do this? I feel it is so imperative to living a life of joy and fulfillment that I can’t help but share what I now know. I have a gift in sharing this in a loving way, to hold safe space for people to grow past their limiting beliefs. If my focus is to do this every day and if I look at my goals 3 times per day it keeps my mind focused on this. What happens is that I ask the universe-with my whole heart- multiple times a day for this. I repeat and repeat and the ‘how’ unfolds around me. All obstacles, roadblocks and naysayers don’t mean anything when this is my focus.
I have also realized that when I have this focus it is what brings purpose to my life. If I don’t focus on this- life seems to run me. Simply by remembering that I have a goal and I am focused, the day starts to shift so that I am able to fulfill that purpose. It really is quite amazing. I now ask the Universe to help me with the daily discipline to look at my goals, set my intention and stay focused. One.day.at.a.time.