What if your favorite food is hamburger because it’s the only food you’ve ever eaten?
If that’s the only food you’ve ever tried, then how do you know what else is out there?
How To Decide What To Focus On
This is the same as asking yourself what career you want if your experience is limited. Maybe you’ve only been a student all this time. Maybe you know you want to get into business so you’ve tried all kinds of things: e-commerce, affiliate marketing, and Amazon, and all were failures.
It’s okay to try many things that don’t work because you realize what you don’t want. I started and failed at 13 businesses before having my first success because I said “yes” to a lot of things.So first find out what you don’t want and what you absolutely can’t tolerate by saying “yes” to many opportunities, knowing most will fail. Click To Tweet
So first find out what you don’t want and what you absolutely can’t tolerate by saying “yes” to many opportunities, knowing most will fail. Most will be a waste of time but that’s how you learn.
When you find out more about your likes and dislikes, your strengths and weaknesses, that’s when you learn how to stay focused. Highly successful people stay laser-beam focused.
To compare this with the dating world, when you’re first dating, seeing different people, that’s when you’re finding out what you like and don’t like. Then you get into a more serious relationship when you find the right match. You become more selective.
A few years pass by, and when it gets very, very serious with your significant other, you decide to get married.
How To Stay Focused In Business
It’s the same in business. To develop a sharp focus in what you do, first, you say “yes” to a lot things. You watch videos, go to events, buy courses. Then you find out what you excel at, and you start to hone those skills. As you’re honing those skills, you eliminate the other options and distractions. That’s when you learn to say “no”.
With all the social media presence out there, you will continuously be pitched a lot of opportunities. You could easily have a shiny object syndrome, when you start to chase every exciting opportunity out there. But you don’t.
You can feel it in your gut that you’ve found what you want to pursue, so you put your energy into saying “no” to all distractions. You don’t look for a backup plan, in case your chosen path doesn’t work out. That’s how you stay focused. You don’t fear what won’t work. You don’t make a plan B.
So learn to say “yes” if you’re just starting out, and learn to say “no” if you’re in a later stage. That’s when you know what you want, and you don’t get distracted because you can stay completely focused.