Focus. Everyone wants focus.
Focus helps you to niche down and become intent on accomplishing one specific goal. And that’s what we need as leaders.
We need to be able to narrow our vision and focus in on the next steps we need to take.
But how do we do this? How do we find focus and go for it?
John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneur On Fire has a great acronym for focus. Follow One Course Until Success.
Boom! Can you see how this is valuable to a leader? Going straight ahead, following one course, committing to action. It all leads to success.
But with so many shiny objects and, oh squirrel!, different paths to choose, finding focus can be quite difficult. You can also find shiny objects that call for your focus but don’t deserve it.
That’s why I want to expose 3 areas you might find you need to focus on.
Family: I hate to sound like a broken record but it bears repeating. We need to make our family a priority and focus on them.
Your wife only has one husband. Your children only have one father. You are valuable to your family.
Never, ever, ever, doubt that. And never, ever, ever forget this fact.
Coworkers: You’re with these guys every day. You work with them. You eat with them. And you lead them.
They’re an important part of your day and an important part of your organization’s success.
Be intentional and begin to focus on your coworkers. Take an interest in their lives. In their passions. In their aspirations.
Friends: Everyone needs a focus outside of work. And we need to focus on those around us and in our lives. That includes our friends.
They’ve been with us through thick and thin. Watching us struggle to rise in leadership. Sometimes supporting us as we fought our way through those tough times.
Don’t forget to focus on your friends. They’ll be there for you long after your leadership title is gone.
There are 3 crucial groups of people we need to focus on in our lives. That’s our family, our coworkers, and our friends. They’re who you’re going to be spending the majority of your time with. So make it good.