A person with passion for something has deep interest for that something and because of the passion has energy to complete the task. Passion is the driving force. Well, that’s what I’ve noticed.
When I was a distributor working from home, my leader asked me; “What are you passionate about?” She was trying to discover what motivated me so that I could apply that passion to that one thing and thereby increase my sales. But alas, I couldn’t answer the question because there were and still are many things in which I’m interested. I couldn’t put my finger on the main point of focus and so needless to say, I wasn’t successful with that home-based business even though I liked the products and the company, and the company’s philosophy.
I simply lack focus. I have eyes like a housefly; compound eyes composed of many individual visual receptors which create a board field of vision. Perhaps I’m subconsciously afraid to miss out on something if I increase time on one thing and reduce the time on others. Must we sacrifice something to accomplish what’s important to us?
The only thing that forces me to focus on one thing and get the job done on time is a deadline. But of course, then I push everything else aside and pour all my energy into that one job. That is focus but it isn’t balance.
Doing what is important to us without neglecting our responsibilities to our families and employers can be a tricky balancing act. Time is a difficult thing to slice into equal parts so that there is enough to go around. I really must discover what is important to me now and prioritize those things. Perhaps then I’ll be able to focus and finish some of those writing projects that are collecting dust. Oh, my, this will be like panning for gold. But here I go.