Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope you all had a rewarding weekend! We have spent weeks and months working on coming up with the things we desire and a plan to achieve our goals over the next year. Now, we must dive in to the tasks we need to accomplish in order to hit our goals. Most of us are good at focusing on tasks at hand when we do them one-by-one and/or if they don’t take very long. We run into a challenge when the tasks must be done repeatedly and for a long time. This is where our focus must be strengthened, and our true desires must be solid.
If you desire to have better relationships, focus on being more present in the moment with those people. If you desire more confidence, focus on your self-image and the great things you have to share. If you desire more money, focus on doing the tasks you identified that will produce revenue. Focus is differentiators. Lots and lots of people can come up with a plan. Lots and lots of people have desires. The challenge for many is the focus needed to do what is needed day after day without getting thrown off track. Let’s make it a great week!
Where we place our focus, the rest of our mind and emotions will follow. One of the quickest ways to begin to strengthen your focus muscles is to practice the 5%/95% rule. That means to focus no more than 5% on what you don’t want and 95% on what you do want.
Focus 5% on what you fear, and 95% on getting educated and skilled to face it.
Focus 5% on the problem, and 95% on the healthiest solution.
Focus 5% on the mistake, and 95 % on learning from it.
Focus 5% on who to blame, and 95% on making sure to heal.
Focus 5% on what you must do, and 95% on enjoying the process of it.
Focus 5% on the conflict, and 95% on the win-win-win resolution.
Focus 5% on what you can’t control, and 95% on what you do have control over.
Focus 5% on what others say, and 95% on what you believe.
Focus 5% on what you have, and 95% on what you want to have.
Focus 5% on reading this, and 95% on applying it.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston