You may have time to focus your time and efforts if you are a naturally disorganized person and find yourself running late and feel like you have a dozen half-done projects going at any given time?

Focus is the ability to give undivided attention to something that matters or is necessary. The effort is the action that goes into that focus. They rely on one another to create the momentum to see things through to completion. If I asked you to rate yourself from 1-10, where would you put yourself on the “focus and effort” scale?

Sometimes, getting clarity on your experience of focus and effort is all it takes to start making big improvements in your personal, professional, and communal success. Learning to master the art of “getting stuff done” is a crown jewel in the personal development crown.

When you want to make an impact or a difference, your focus is key. Effort follows that focus and they merge together, making an impact easier and more effectively. The best part is: how you do anything is how you do everything. If you can master focus and effort in one area of your life, you can master it in all areas. Good habits are contagious!

Here are three tips for creating focus and improving your efforts to make a difference:

  1. Have a plan: Flying by the seat of your pants is great at times, but not smart when trying to maintain focus. Knowing what you want and mapping out how to achieve it is the best way to go. Make a plan and stick to it without deviation, and you will stay focused.
  2. Have a team: One person can make an impact, but having a team for support makes it easier to stay focused and make an effort. Having a team to help you with non-related things like babysitting, chores, or other support can help you stay focused and direct your efforts.
  3. Make wise choices: Don’t spread yourself too thin. Choose your goals wisely so that your focus and effort makes a big impact.

It may seem like you don’t have the time to contribute to making a difference, but that’s just not so. You can create time and make a true impact by being focused and maximizing your effort in powerful ways. Having a plan, getting support, and making wise choices make it possible for even the busiest person to make an impact.

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