Ruthless love

I’m aware that it’s been ages since I last posted anything.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, I just haven’t had the time.

I’ve been busy…

More importantly I’ve been busy doing the right things.

Every month I set goals for myself, stop off points on my end of year destination if you like.  I set goals and I work out what activity I need to do to achieve them.  I then (usually) go about doing those activities on a regular basis.

Sometimes I don’t though.  Sometimes I get to the end of the month and think “how come I didn’t achieve that?”

I had a really good look at what I was doing over the last year and realised something.  I achieved the goals where the activity is something I enjoy.  Because I enjoy it, I want to do more of it and then I feel a sense of achievement so I do more of it and so on.

The goals I did less well on were full of activities I dislike (why isn’t there a dislike button on FB yet?) so I enjoyed the process less.

And that’s what it’s about.  Enjoy the process and you’ll achieve the goal.  I’ve been “busy” this month doing activities I enjoy that will lead me to my goals.  I made a decision that if there is stuff that has to be done that I dislike that I would delegate it or find a way of simplifying it to get it finished as painlessly as possible.

Someone asked me a couple of nights ago if I had issues with procrastination.  I thought about it and realised I don’t.  Sure, I have in the past but I’m so engaged with what I’m doing I just do it.

I make myself do the boring stuff, I make myself accountable to others so I get them done so I can get on and do the stuff I enjoy.

The ruthless focus this has given me is amazing.  I’m enjoying what I’m doing and I’m achieving everything I set out to do this month.

Roll on February