I just read a great article in Success Magazine last month which was based on the principle that increasingly our most scarce resource is not our time but our attention.
These days phones, app’s, tablets, computers, texts, and emails not only compete for our time, but almost more importantly, they compete for our attention. It is great to set an appointment reminder on your phone, but when you start getting reminders, texts, and calls while you are working to achieve your goal, these things become distractions.
Clearly, there is no going backward. So, in our technologically advanced world, what is the one word to implement to increase your chance of succeeding?
Immersion to me, means putting 100% of your focus into your goal. Immersion means to put all of your Attention, Time, Learning, Action, or Reflection towards the successful completion of a single item that will move you towards your goal.
What are the areas you can Immerse yourself in to achieve your goals? Here are four general areas for Immersion.
Giving your goals Consistent Time and Attention by Immersing your mind in learning as well as making sure the people, places and things in your life reflect your goals will greatly increase your chances of succeeding. It’s hard to fail when you eat, sleep, think, live and breathe your goal!
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