Why is it so hard to focus for better results? As a followup to the original suggestion, regarding the 4 D’s, “Do, Delegate, Dump, and Defer”, let’s revisit “DO”. Have you identified the most important values and feelings that are core to your well being?
Inspiration – Some examples of personal core values are below
- Physical Energy
- In control
- Healthy Mind and Body
Once you have a system as described in the original post, and maybe you selected one of these journals below, the next step is to make sure that your “Do” list each day aligns with your values. Do things that support, contribute to, and celebrate your well being. You have the power to be proactive! If you are not organized about this, passivity or feeling lost can creep in. You may have so much “to do” yet you are not getting closer to your vision of your best life. Go after what is important to you by 1. declaring your values and how you want to feel and then 2. journaling specific steps, tactics you will take daily to move toward, honor and celebrate the life that you envision. Aligning new tactics daily, you will begin to find that more of what you are doing is what you want to be doing, you will be getting results that you dreamed of, and you will have a better feeling, maybe even ebullience!
In a nutshell, cheerful and full of energy! When positive daily tactics are aligned with how you want to feel, you will be ebullient. This often comes naturally for children, and can be proactively infused into adult life.
Last of all, do you accept important challenges? Do you DO the hard things? These are the things that are on the edge or even deeply uncomfortable at first. If your intuition is telling you that tactically you can progress, with a particular step toward what you want, you should go after it with a club. Eventually a change takes place and you will no longer even notice the change, or feel uncomfortable. Focus for Better Results using the four D’s organizational strategy is intended to be a 15 minute activity and could even be done just once a week. This includes infusing emphasis on “Do” by planning positive daily activities in alignment with values to get results that make you ebullient. I can already see you getting in the flow and it looks great!