Reflecting deeply for focus

  • What should I stop doing? I am not only here referring to bad habits or useless activities, but also to activities that take one away from one’s core role. Perhaps we need to ask: “Do I really have to do this task? Can it be delegated if it needs to be done? Can it be scrapped in totality?” The elimination of low value activities releases one to focus on the truly important — the same applying both personally and professionally to our lives.
  • What should I continue doing? There are important things that I know I am good at doing that add real value to my family or to my organisation — I should retain doing these things and enhance them if possible. Doing them well increases my influence and will ultimately lead me to reaching my goals. This will not only bring satisfaction, but will also build reputation.
  • What should I start doing? Neglecting giftedness and being far too busy often translates into missing opportunities and discounting key relationships in one’s life. A refocus of energy and application of the same to the truly important high leverage relationships and activities grows one’s future. The old adage rings true here — “as one focuses on one’s giftedness, doors start opening for one”. New opportunities will become apparent and the same will stretch one to reach new heights, at the same time growing one’s skills and abilities. It is in this arena that potential is discovered and a new lease of life is awakened.

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Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills

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Jonathan has spent over 30 years focusing his efforts on developing people throughout the world. He believes that people have the most impact when stretched.