Focusing on the Right Things

“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.” – Zig Ziglar

Have you ever had that feeling of just being overwhelmed? Not knowing where to start, or what to do? Paralyzed at all that is in front of you and seemingly helpless to get it all done? Or perhaps you know what’s important and what needs to be done, but you can’t get past the frustrations created for you by others. You rail about others who ‘haven’t done their job’ or maybe you criticize the decisions that were made above or beside you.

I know I’ve been in this situation before – many times. In fact, I deal with both perspectives on almost a daily basis. We are human. And these reactions are human nature. I could easily spend the better part of my days complaining about all I have on my plate. Like so many of us, I wear multiple hats. And while your situation may differ, I am certain it is no less demanding. Screaming clients, difficult candidates, the frequent requests from your management, a proposal that needs to be written, a dozen phone calls to be returned, and at least a hundred emails a day to be answered. Continue reading