In Part 1 of this article we discussed why having emotional intelligence is more important that having a high IQ. Now I want to present the following questions to help you gage your level of focus:
- Do you remember what someone just told you during a conversation? If so, you could be missing information vital to your company.
- Can you clearly state the five-year plan for your business? If not, you could be focusing too much on minor crises.
- Can you remember your morning commute? If not, you’re too preoccupied with daily trivia.
- Do you pay more attention to your smartphone than the person you’re with?
Learning to better focus will help you work smarter, not harder and will help you get to the next level. The secret of success is being able to outline a pathway for your life. If you ask yourself, where do I want to be next month? Six months from now? A year from now? Five years from now? Move it all the way to the end of life. How do I want to define myself a success? The more you’re able to focus on who you are, and the direction of life you want to take, the more satisfied you will be with the results. There’s a lot of things out there for the taking, the world is yours, the opportunities are unlimited all we have to do though is want it.