FREE Preview from My Upcoming Book (On Discovering Purpose & Becoming Purpose-Oriented)
Here’s a free preview excerpt from my upcoming book, tentatively entitled, How to Get Focused: A Conscious Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Attaining Self-Discipline. Let me know what you think…
Discovering Purpose & Becoming Purpose-Oriented
Self-motivation is the offset of purpose and direction. In order to be productive and ‘on it’ when it comes to your tasks and goals, you have to connect those tasks and goals to an end result that RESONATES with who you are as a person.
Unless you ‘inject’ (or associate) personal meaning into the action-steps your goals require, you won’t maintain the drive or long-term focus they require either. In this way, getting focused is a natural consequence of self-discovery and self-definition…
For instance, When I was in college, I found it interesting that students would join programs just to have something to put on their resume.
Plays, debate teams, activist organizations, community programs and cultural clubs of all sorts were usually FILLED with kids who had no genuine concern for the vision, purpose or overall success of the group they were a part of, and this is where most of the slack came from…
“Resume kids,” were typically late, negligent, unaccountable and careless with the few responsibilities they did have, while “core members” carried most of the (unappreciated) burden, and this is one of the main reasons why many otherwise promising organizations eventually disbanded and broke down.
I’m not saying this to suggest that you’re being superficial about your own aims in life, just that if you’re having trouble staying disciplined, your goals may not be as rooted in you as they they could be, or (if they are) that you may of lost sight of that orientation.
So let’s start with a short exercise to make SURE you’re on purpose (while the rest of this chapter will give you techniques to maintain that focus over time)…” ~ fin