You know when you quickly snap a photo on your digital camera or push the button on your Smart Phone to take a photo that sometimes the image is not in focus? It comes out blurry. You probably then take time to adjust the lens or wait until the image is clear on the Smart Phone before you click the button again, right? Well, sometimes in life we can get out of focus too. We may know the goal(s) we want to achieve, or the picture we want to shoot, but they may be a little blurry so we must take some time to Get In-Focus, like Inspire Moment #92 suggests.
Whether in your personal life to lose weight or professionally to get back in the saddle to get your business organized, we all need to Get In-Focus sometimes. So how do we do it? Here are a couple of Coach’s suggestions to start –
1. Think about your thoughts of what you want to accomplish and write them out as goals. Get them out on paper. It doesn’t matter how messy your handwriting is or even if you are jotting them down on a paper napkin, get them out! You wouldn’t carry your camera around with you all day at the zoo just thinking about taking photos. You would actually take photos so you can see and print them. Again, get the goals out!
2. Let go of any noise or mental waste that will keep you from focusing on the goals. If you don’t like the backdrop of the photo you are taking at the zoo, don’t take the photo there. Move over to the right a little more or go to the Lion’s Den where you know you love to shoot photos and feel your best. Example- Don’t ever say “I could never do that. That’s way over my head.” If the mental waste is in your head it will be harder to get through it. Just get rid of all of it by changing what you are thinking about and Get In-Focus. No need for extra noise in life!
3. Hydrate your mind with In-Focus thoughts and ideas. If your camera is out of film, you have too many photos on the card, or your Smart Phone doesn’t have enough memory to take pictures of the Shark Tank at the Zoo, then delete old photos so you can take new shots to Get YOU In-Focus. Sometimes goals that are in our head on the back burner need to be tossed out or they just still need to simmer on the back burner for some time. The goal of step three is to hydrate your mind with current, right now, this is what I want to accomplish, goals and objectives.