2 November 2015

fog bridge

How do you keep sight of your destination?

We Brits are fascinated with the weather aren’t we? Today’s fog has caused absolute chaos throughout the UK, with road closures, flight delays and cancellations, and the London skyline disappearing!

But it isn’t just our country that can come to a standstill because things get a bit foggy. Not having a clear path in business can be just as frustrating and inhibiting!

Whilst, granted, that is a tenuous link between the weather and business, the theory is the same – how do we clear the fog and see the road to achieving our goals?

I believe that there are several ways that you can become more focussed, here are three:

1) Set your course

Many times I have reiterated the importance of Tony Robbins’ advice for writing down goals and it is something that I firmly believe in. If a ship set sail without a focussed crew and a course to which it was set, would it reach its destination? It probably wouldn’t even leave the harbour!

This is the same with your goals. If you decide that you want to get somewhere, write it down, set the course and go for it!

2) Remove distractions

The next step to clearing the fog is removing distractions. What is taking up your time? Are you achieving what you need to each day or are you distracted by the less important things that shout the loudest and are more demanding?

I set a schedule. For almost every area of my day, there is a schedule in place and this helps to keep me focussed and removes the distractions that might guide me off course.

3) Look after yourself

You should never underestimate the value of taking care of yourself. What you eat, how much exercise you do and how well rested you are has a huge impact on your mood, productivity and how well you can perform day to day. Make sure that you’re looking after your own body and mind so that you are able to stay mentally focussed every day.

I have a dairy-free and gluten-free diet and have found that that works incredibly well for me and my family. I also play squash several times a week to keep fit – there is nothing like exercise for building mental strength, tenacity and focus.

These are a few of the things that I have learned along the way. How do you clear the fog? I’d love to hear if you use any of these tips and what works for you.

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