We live in a hyper-connected yet very distracted world.  Our minds are wired to take in information at all times (which in nature was a great asset to sense danger) and with so many information sources it becomes very easy to become distracted.

This factor leads to procrastination not necessarily because of laziness, but because of instinct.  If your goal is to have consistent motivation, focus, and be as productive as you know you can be, then this skill needs to be practiced just like learning how to play the violin.

Having a crystal clear direction as to where you want to go, why you want to go there, and what it would mean for you/family/customers once you get there is critically important to keeping you on the pathway to reaching your goals.

Airplanes are off course over half of the time on long trips, but the auto pilot keeps adjusting the plant back on course – clarity of your vision is what will bring you back on course in your business or personal life. Further, this clear vision will also allow you to measure your progress to see if the activities you are focused on are getting you closer or further away from that destination.

For instance, if you wanted to grow your real estate portfolio in Calgary, Edmonton, or across Canada to 100 doors in 5 years then you could break down that objective into quarterly and monthly milestones.  What is your vision for your company? Your family? Your community?

Let me know your thoughts.

Respect The Hustle,

Tim Reid