Your ability to concentrate on one task and do it to the best of your ability, until it is complete, is probably the most important trait that you could ever master.
I’ve struggled with this massively over the years.
As a budding entrepreneur like yourself I find myself self drawn to a number of different opportunities. Shiny object syndrome is what they call it. I used to bounce like a magpie from one shiny object to another never concentrating on one thing long enough to give it change to work out.
If you are naturally a timid person(not timid but definitely introverted) then you will tend to be erratic in your habits. You will shift constantly from one thing to another, accomplishing nothing, worth anything.
And It literally could be anything. Say it’s a book you’re reading…You turn the pages impatiently, skim lightly over the most important parts, impatiently wanting to learn the conclusion and then cast the book aside.
A new business venture? You get can’t wait to get started and enter in to it enthusiastically, but at the first sign of difficulty lose heart and give up. Every change you make causes a loss of time and energy, so that your are always going but never arriving.
Does that sound like someone you know??
This has been a massive realisation and wake up moment for me. I know for a fact that if I had truly focused on just one of the many activities I have started and dived in to head first over the years, I’m sure i would be quite a lot better off by now.
NOW is the time for change…no looking back, only forward. You can’t edit the past but you can write the future
We all make our own worlds.
To develop concentration you must think and do only one thing at a time. Concentration is the art of continuous and intense application to a task.
The very short and admirable Napoleon once said, “Every moment lost…gives an opportunity for misfortune. The building of a self-confident person requires effort, self-sacrifice, and singleness of purpose.”
Napoleon regarded his greatest victories as his ability to concentrate his forces on a single point in the enemy.
It is not quantity but quality of work that differentiates one man from another. One thing well and thoroughly done is better than any amount of careless work.
Make sure what ever it is you are working on at the moment whether you are at the beginning, middle or nearing the end of whatever it is….make sure you are giving it your full undiluted attention. You owe it to yourself!
I’m currently working on a short e-book going in to a bit more detail on the traits I believe everyone needs to develop in order to become successful.
Keep an eye out for it as I’ll be giving it out for free as a Thank You for visiting and bothering to read my blog!