Do You Focus on What You Want?
The other day while I was driving home from work, another driver was crazily weaving in and out of traffic. They were obviously rushing to get somewhere. I wondered where they were going in such a hurry.
Maybe they were late for an urgent appointment. Perhaps there was an emergency at home and needed to be there right away. Maybe they were rushing home to watch TV or spend time with the kids.
Regardless of why they were in a hurry, I got me thinking about why we do things.
A mentor of mine once told me, “Just because your day is full and you are busy the whole time, doesn’t mean you are getting anything done.”
That’s why it’s so important to know what you want.
If you don’t know what you want, frankly, it doesn’t matter what you do.
Sometimes it’s good to work simply to gain a sense of accomplishment. On the other hand, if you want to have an impact in some way, it is pretty important to know why you want it and have that knowledge inform your actions.
We’ve found that the work will take care of itself (and won’t seem so much like work) when you are clear on the bigger picture of what you want.
Do you take time to ask yourself what you want? How big and clear is it?
Do you want to drive home from work fast, or do you want not to have to go into work? The choice is yours. It has more to do with knowing what you want than what you do.