FOCUSED will help you stay motivated. Sounds easy enough, but
it isnt. Distractions and sidetracks are constantly working
against you. The skill to learn is to get faster at noticing
when you're off track.
Significant progress toward a goal you
really want is a powerful motivator. The more focused you are,
the more progress youll make, so the more motivated you
Distractions arent always negative.
Alex Haley, the author of Roots, was at one point down and out, living
in a cleaned out storage room, barely getting enough to eat while
he banged away on his one main possession: A used manual typewriter.
Haley wanted to be a writer.
His storage room was cold. It had no bathroom.
He was seriously roughing it. He had been trying to make it as
a writer for a year or so and he was broke. He searched around
his house to see how much money he had. All added together, it
was 18 cents.
Then one day, out of the blue, a friend
called him and offered him a well-paying job as a public-information
At first he was very happy at the idea,
but then he realized this was a like a siren-song. He was being
lured away from his dream. He did the difficult thing and declined
the offer, went back to his cold storage room and banged away
on his used typewriter. He saw the offer as a distraction, and
he re-focused his attention on his goal.
Fifteen years later, he finally he got
the break he was looking for. His book, Roots, was published.
Haley was able to stay motivated because
he stayed focused on a goal that was important to him.
Whatever you have chosen for your goal,
you can help yourself stay motivated by staying focused. The
focus will make your efforts show enough progress that you can
notice things moving along. Progress is clear and obvious. That's
Stay focused on your goal by noticing when
you get off track. Notice when you do something that's
not related to your important goal, and stop doing it. That frees
up more time to work toward your goal, which causes you to make
more progress per day. Your motivation will intensify as you
see the progress.
And, of course, you can use slotras to
increase your focus. Say things to yourself like, "Stay
on track." Use slotralogy
to help you keep your attention undistracted. Read more: Focus Creates Power.
Read the next chapter: Changing
Mental Habits With Slotralogy
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