Staying Motivated, Keeping your Focus

in life •  6 months ago
Not a simple task but it's most definitely something we all need to work on, actively study and attempt to dominate. Its obvious things don't always work in our favor, sometimes business deals don't work out, people disappoint us, but what is important to know is that this should not mean its time to stop, this should never indicate that its time to give up.



A long time ago I started to think of challenges in my personal and professional life as if they were chess games I need to be comfortable with playing. What I mean is that I have to think about a range of possibilities, a range of results and how I would react if any of those situations were to happen, including the worse scenarios of course.

It might seem time consuming to do this, it might be something that could be seen as too much work, but I think its key if we are trying to stay motivated and remove the power from "disappointment". Simply put, if we are trying to move forward when things don't work out as we would have wanted we need to have an idea of what to do next.

This is of course not me saying that we need to be negative, that we need to think that nothing is ever going to work. If that is the message you got from my words, then I'm simply not conveying the right idea to you. The plan here is more accurately along of the lines of "hope for the best, but be ready for the worse".

Don't forget you need to Focus


It's quite easy to get distracted, to spend too much time thinking about the things that are not important at the moment and lose track of where you are going. It's not only understandable to think that something is difficult to achieve, but it's not productive to think it impossible.

The answer can be quite, one foot forward at a time, making a plan is important of course, but breaking it down to smaller measurable steps is possibly even more important. Staying motivated can be achieved sometimes by celebrating small victories, a new milestone in your career, completing a course, learning something on your own etc.

We must never forget that nothing that is worth something comes cheap, but the cost most of the time is not money, its effort and focus.

Hope everyone is having a productive friday

@chbartist


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I remember the saying on motivation from Zig Ziglar...

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this is very true. better put, its easy to get motivated and inspired. but staying motivated and inspired takes daily consistent effort. the success is hidden in your daily routine

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. - Russian proverb.

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I love that Russian proverb...so it's best to keep your eyes on only one rabbit.

Nice ..
Great words from you, well done
Thanks for sharing

For how long can artistic soul stay focused? ;-)

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The focus of the artistic soul never disappears for those who are born with it!

I'm happy to see you here. @dogimage

It's really not a simple task to focus and keep motivated all the time. Life can be so unfair and cruel and human heart can be fickle. Good thing there's someone who's always there to inspire us to keep moving forward. Today, it was you @chbartist. Thanks so much!

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It's really not as simple as it sounds.. Surrounding myself with like minded people has helped me a lot in staying focused. Thanks @chbartist for reminding us of these things

I think the important thing is, you've got to picture that end goal firmly in mind. Break down big tasks into bite-sized chunks, which are doable NOW. Each segment is another step in the journey towards success.


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Oh boy!. Thank you Thank you very much. It was amazing!. Actually I am dealing with situations that are unfocused me out and I can not lose my focus right now. I really need it. It is vital more this week. It has become so difficult when emotions play and cause catastrophes in my mind. But I can handleit. I trust in God. I think that in the tests are for strengthening. I am convinced, It's possible to achieve your goals. Have good day man, I like your post.

Your words is really true.. this is great motivation

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thank you for reading, much happiness to you @sharil

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Very cool and true words We must maintain focus
So that we succeed
Excellent image

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@roselover thank you, I hope these words always remain close to your heart

Good one post

"We must never forget that nothing that is worth something comes cheap, but the cost most of the time is not money, its effort and focus. "

Muy cierto. Es dificil mantener el foco, y el camino al éxito está repleto de pequeños y regulares fracasos.

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hello @joedukeg thank you for reading, best regards

Not a simple task but it's most definitely something we all need to work on, actively study and attempt to dominate. Its obvious things don't always work in our favor, sometimes business deals don't work out, people disappoint us, but what is important to know is that this should not mean its time to stop, this should never indicate that its time to give up.

True, life must be focused and eager in pursuit of ideals or desires. Without focus and passion I think in vain. You are incredible my friend. Thank you for this very useful science. Regards!!

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Thank you for reading.

Am inspired by this. You made an amazing content my dear friend. We should connect and support each other by follow each other. I already upvoted you and following you, please think about that.Thanks and greeting from @ayahlistic

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Thank you for your words...

It's great to receive tremendous motivation from you @chbartist! You write with great ability.

Its obvious things don't always work in our favor, sometimes business deals don't work out, people disappoint us, but what is important to know is that this should not mean its time to stop, this should never indicate that its time to give up.

Agree 100%!! That we must go on without knowing the word surrender. Every potential must be a challenge, but we must fight and keep fighting until we get what we want. Thank you my friend.

Have a wonderful day!

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Hello @seha76 its always great to see you, I hope you are having a beautiful day too.

Thank you for the interesting article. I found in it useful information for self-motivation. Good luck to you and Love.

Спасибо за интересную статью. Я нашел в нем полезную информацию для самомотивации. Удачи вам и любви.

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спасибо за чтение, у вас отличный день

Focus is keeping your mind on one thing constantly. If you do this, this this thought dominates your every move. But what is the key to focus? Is it emotional thinking or some sort of motivator?

Motivation is how you interpret what it means to us and how we feel inside of us during failures, disappointments etc. What I mean is that each time something happens to us we give a personal meaning based on our previous experiences. I mention personal because each person generates a different meaning.

We all have to understand that failures are part of life because we are humans. The most successful people had more failures than anybody else. Giving up is an actual failure

Just read the stories of these people and see how they dealt with their failures

Read the story of Colonel Sander, who started at age 65 and he received more than 1009 times “NO” before succeeding.

Read the story of Thomas Edison, where his teacher said that he was “too stupid to learn anything”, where he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive, and where he more than 1,000 failures before inventing the light bulb.

Ah this resonates with me. I find myself getting a but anxious when I realize my motivation and focus in dwindling. Sometimes the best way to get realigned is to take a couple hours off, get to the gym, and then get the show back on the road. Thanks for your contribution to my motivation today!

this is succinct, i don't know what mood you were while writing this. but from the first line, i felt this calm. first, Thanks for that.

then all youve said is true. "Hope for the best but don't be stupid."

Life happens sometimes. but when you meet the situation prepared, nothing becomes a shock to you.

Meditation is one of the keys to success. But if used by the wrong mind, a pessimist could be begotten.

this writing is very good.it's very useful for success for our life.

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Remember-you are the Creator of your reality, your attention is the energy itself has long understood this

Hello and equally happy Friday for you and for the whole family steemians. I think that approach to growth that you transmit in its content, very valuable and timely, is great.

Me encantó el efecto del lente en tu fotografía, se ve espectacular, mis saludos, @chbartist.

Although life is hard, we try to work hard and try to learn to succeed. Thank you for sharing.

excelente. no se puede perder el enfoque

Que buen trabajo felicidades!!!!

Now I am motivated by your post. 😊 It got me thinking that staying motivated and focused is simple but not easy.

Such a good read and something I needed to be reminded of. Thank you!

"hope for the best, but be ready for the worse".
you give me more power and idea. thank you for wrote !

Most of the time anything success does not want anyone to achieve it. This is the sing-song of my mother. Every time I put in for something good and beneficial to my life and career I got challenged in one or the other, but the only thing that keeps me on is the fact that anything best doesn't want an ordinary man to achieve it but only for extraordinary one who doesn't tire regardless any challenge encountered. There are many factors that lead one loose focus on his direction among are; unequal output rate to input, lack of good advice that can reawaken one's spirit, and too much of challenges all these breed distraction that if one did not put all hand on deck, one can easily bounce out of the track. To this end, i agree with popular saying which reads that the difference in loosing and winning is most often... not quitting. Thanks for this great work.

Most of the time anything success does not want anyone to achieve it. This is the sing-song of my mother. Every time I put in for something good and beneficial to my life and career I got challenged in one or the other, but the only thing that keeps me on is the fact that anything best doesn't want an ordinary man to achieve it but only for extraordinary one who doesn't tire regardless any challenge encountered. There are many factors that lead one loose focus on his direction among are; unequal output rate to input, lack of good advice that can reawaken one's spirit, and too much of challenges all these breed distraction that if one did not put all hand on deck, one can easily bounce out of the track. To this end, i agree with popular saying which reads that the difference in loosing and winning is most often... not quitting. Thanks for this great work.

in this new era to stay focus is a great challenge.As we have to go through with so many circumstance how much i try to do my best to motivate myself sometime i really dont worth it.But after seeing your post really hopefully from today i can do it @Respect.

Buen post,@chbartit, en la vida siempre debemos estar motivados por algo o para realizarlo, siempre buscando motivación departe de nosotros mismos y también la que nos brindan nuestros amigos.

Patience is the key for the success.. they say: Work Hard in Silence.. success is just a matter of time.. :)

Exelente post, espero seguir disfrutandolos, te invito a seguirme para compartir ideas, @geron

Totally agree there are difficult situations and people who collapse to mourn and deny the day, I think it is time and more in my country (Venezuela) to create action plans and strategies to move forward, this will happen at some point and the experience will remain that strategic and tactical analytical thinking will be very useful and is in difficult situations where the organization and intelligence keep you standing.


Thank you for sharing. I really like your thoughts. I think it is time to show that we are made.

Greetings.

FS

very good

Concentration is a simple but very difficult thing. From this article I get a lot of inspiration. I think I know what I should do and live in the future. Thank you for sharing and paying attention to you. I hope you have a better future. We share with you, thank you, a newcomer from China @chinsesman

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Hello! Happy Friday in advance @ chbartist. Very important what you tried to transmit, the effort needs time, and other ingredients, and in the end the results are worthy of those fruits that were achieved with that effort.

Yup this is the one thing I find the hardest - FOCUS!

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I have been a highly motivated person when I work with others or partake in activities or events. But when it comes to self-motivation, I am very bad at it. Like when I procratinate homework for school, but do well inside the classroom...

great things won't come easily should give our genuine effort and sharp focus....daily I am studying new things..as an entrepreneur don't stop studying.thanks for the article.