There’s nothing like having a compelling vision to force you to focus and align your behaviour. And the clarity seems to ease frustration and make you happier.
Maybe that’s why most stick to a few activities or pursuits throughout their lives and why they do minimal career planning. It’s easier to manage, creates less frustration and (temporary) contentment.
I’ll practice that in the next life. This time around, I just want to figure out how to align all my diverse interests in to a single force. That’s not easy, but I’m thinking a plan is the way to do it. Maybe a vision board can help me see new patterns and connections between these diverse pursuits. Can’t hurt right?
I’m not sure why that (unfocussed) lesson hasn’t sunk in better. You’d think I’d know better at this point in my life, but then I want to stay young and when you stay young you get all the other stuff that comes with it. My endless energies are dispersed too much on a variety of things, and that lack of focus and lack of time can give me considerable trouble. How about you? Do you avoid new activities, not because you don’t like them but because you don’t want the frustration and emotional expense it creates? What is your vision?
Now with spring arriving, we’re anticipating the fun things we can do and that focus seems to generate a mood uplift. It’s the vision of the goals that does it. Anyway, listen to what Tony Robbins has to say about goal setting, progress, clarity, and using goals and reviewing your goals frequently in order to pull you forward to your vision successfully: