Focus on the Present to Help Your Future

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Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash

There are so many distractions in our everyday lives. A typical night for me includes watching a show with my family, while writing an article and playing on my phone.

What happens?

I get nothing out of any of those activities. My attention span is low and I just can't focus on only one of those tasks.

So what has changed?

I am currently reading the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. I am on chapter two and already learning new things!

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Focus on the Present

I have never been one to really focus on the past, but I a very guilty of living in the future.

If only I could save a ton of money to focus on my business.

I don't have time to write articles but I will one day.

I am not paying attention to my family because I have so much to do. 

What I am realizing in reading this book is that those are all just excuses.

If I am present when doing one of these activities, I will make it more meaningful.

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Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

Practicing Being Grateful

One of my biggest issues in 2017 was feeling frustrated that I wasn't where I wanted to be in my life. What I am realizing is if I spent all the time I was using to feel anxious about the future actually doing tasks to propel me towards my goals, I would have been a lot closer to reaching them!

I have so much to be grateful for and I am focusing on being thankful for what I have right now. My goals are still there and I know I will reach them but I am going to stop beating myself up for not already being there.

A focus on my present and all that I have right now along with a constant progression towards learning and growth will get me to where I need to be, just at the time I need it! 

Are you struggling with a focus for 2018? If you need someone to talk to about your career goals for the new year, let me help! A career coach can be just what you need to get focused on your goals and achieve success.