Starve your distractions feed your focus

You will encounter all kinds of roadblocks that test your resolve to achieve your goals. Here are six tips to help you maneuver around those barriers.

1. Know your priorities.

Dang it! You wrote them down somewhere. Where are those priorities?

You shouldn’t have to look them up. You should know your priorities and trust in them. They are beacons that guide your every move.

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2. Share your priorities with those close to you.

3. Let it go.

Saying Yes to your big goals means that you must say No to other things. Decide what can or should be eliminated from your schedule.

This might be socializing, spending time on social media, getting caught up in funny videos on YouTube, or watching television.

But it might also be that you need to pull back from venues that aren’t serving you or marketing methods that haven’t paid off after consistent effort.

4. Practice a standard “rejection line.” A “rejection line” is what you’ll use to say No, Thank You to requests for your time and energy.

I tend to favor the one I learned from writers: “I’m sorry I can’t do that with/for you. I’m on deadline.” Another favorite of mine is “Let me think about it and get back to you.” This is more about postponing a response rather than delivering an outright rejection. It’s perfect to use when you’re tempted.

5. Believe.

Trust that you can reach your big goals. They wouldn’t have occurred to you if the Universe wasn’t ready to deliver.1. Know your priorities.

Dang it! You wrote them down somewhere. Where are those priorities?

You shouldn’t have to look them up. You should know your priorities and trust in them. They are beacons that guide your every move.

6. Ask yourself: “What If . . . ?”
When I was writing my book, my coach asked me, “What if you go into a bookstore and see your book on the shelf – only it’s been written by someone else?” The thought that someone else would write my book before me helped me stay on task.

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