Do you have a LONG LIST of goals and desires in your life? Then you are distracted, and probably, you will not achieve all those goals at the SAME TIME.
Distractions come from social media, emails and your neighbor are easy to figure out and avoid. We have already discussed those and how to create a distractions free environment for your writing.
But, when the distraction comes from deep inside your mind, it is not easy to fix. I’m not saying that goals and desires are bad, or you are not strong enough to reach many goals.
If you want to become a successful one, you must have some realistic goals in your life. That is the driving force. That is true, and I believe that too.
But, a long list of goals to achieve within the next few weeks is trouble. Nobody can do everything at once. OK. 99% can’t do that because people stress out quickly.
Focusing on everything simultaneously is not an effective method to achieve your goals; instead, focus on one thing at a time.
Yes, it is a simple idea, but at the same time, it is one of the hardest things to do. Many authors have written about this; life coaches have talked about this, and researchers have published about this around the globe.
Still, we can’t focus on one task because our desires are strong. We have so many wants in our life. We want a college degree, a good job, and a substantial salary by the end of our 20s.
Even if we’ve achieved those goals, we always want some more. That is why many other goals come to your mind and distract you while you work on your primary goal.
I hope you all experienced this and know the result. All the time, we ceased working on our primary goal also.
I have been trying to focus on one of my research projects for years now and struggling to finish it because I have so many other projects going on inside my head. That many projects make me busy without even working on those other projects.
I have been stuck in one place in my life for years now. It is annoying.
Do not let that happen to you. Do not become a slave to your intense desires and goals. Nobody can maintain the focus of many goals all the time.
So, take one goal off of your list. It can be a tiny one. Don’t worry; work on it and finish it. Then go to the next one.
You can’t have everything
First, we all must understand that we can’t have everything in our lives, at least at the same time. But we defiantly can have something.
Read stories of successful people in the world. You’ll see that even if they don’t have everything in their lives and do not achieve everything at the same time. They achieved one goal at a time, and in the end, they made many goals.
Lord Buddha says, appreciate what you already have. That helps to keep the peace in your mind and stay happy. As a Buddhist, I firmly believe I have always wanted to control my desires and appreciate what I already have.
But, honestly, we all want more. We do not satisfy easily. I do not know the exact word for this, but it is a version of greediness.
Pretty much all bloggers have a long list of goals. They want to design a lovely blog with beautiful graphics, publish two articles every week, rank all the keywords and hit Google’s first page, SEO, gain thousands of social media shares and huge organic traffic, become a successful blogger, and earn money from the blog, etc.
This list is really long.
We all have been there at one stage of our blogging career, right?
Even if you work really hard, you can’t achieve all these at the same time. I learned that the hard way. Huge disappointment and stress are the only things you get. And you will give up on blogging within a few weeks.
It happens to many newcomers.
So, don’t work day and night to achieve all these at once. Just select one and work on it. I suggest just focusing on writing and publishing. Just create a simple blog and start writing.
Yes, it is great to have a perfectly designed blog for SEO and gain traffic, but everything comes after writing and publishing. So, write as many articles as you can. It should be the primary goal.
All the other things, such as money and traffic, come with time.
Over to you
Life is already hard enough. Don’t make it even harder by trying so hard to accomplish many goals at the same time.
Put everything aside and focus on one goal. See how efficient that method is. After achieving your first goal, that inspiration is enough to finish your second task.
This post really resonates with me because I’m a person with a large list of goals, desires and ambitions that I hope to achieve at some point. I used to be really sad with the fact that there are so many things in life I will never have the opportunity to do, but I agree with the importance of focus.
Entrepreneurs and bloggers are a particularly ambitious bunch and if we try too many things at once, ultimately no one thing gets enough attention to be able to thrive. It is better to focus on one thing at a time, building it up and succeeding with it before moving onto the next thing. Through experience and progress we can begin to branch out.
Thank you very much for stopping by and I’m glad you liked it.
I already went through your amazing website and the blog. So, I saw a great marketer and a person who has already achieved so many things in life.
So, don’t chase a huge list of goals every day. You are doing really great. Be relax and enjoy your life with a simple goal because life is really short. You might not have enough time to do everything.
Hey Nirodha Abayalath,
Fascinating post. It is really important to focus our mind on one particular thing, whereas focusing on several things at one time distracts the mind and makes it unstable, which is not a good sign. Hence it is really important to stable the mind by focusing on one thing, whereas focusing on one thing will also improve the focus and it will make easier to achieve the goal.
Focusing on several things at one time also stops the success path and forms a barrier in achieving the goal. Whatever goal in our life, it doesn’t matter, the main point is to keep our mind focused on one particular thing.
As this post will motivate several users, readers, and people to keep the focus on one thing so that they could achieve great success in their life.
Awesome post and thanks for sharing.
You are awesome. I’m glad you like this article. Yes, of course, with my own experience, I know multitasking is not that productive as some people say.
So, I think focusing on one task is the best if anybody (probably almost everybody) wants to achieve higher goals.
Thank you very much for sharing your ideas on our blog.
“So, write as many articles as you can. It should be the primary goal. All the other things, such as money and traffic, come with time”.
Well put Nirodha.
In fact, staying focused is what I had to learn the hard way after failing at pretty much everything because of diluted concentration.
That is why I decided to publish 100 blog posts on my site before I even look at GA and GSC.
I don’t care anymore about traffic and I love writing, so I’ll see what happens next.
I’m pretty happy when expert bloggers like you agree with me. Yes, of course, GA and GSC are the main places I have been visiting for the last few years as the first thing in the morning. Then I realized that it is not going to help me, especially for my writing.
So, I even remove GA from my blog and just wanna focus on writing and publish as much as I can.