17th March 2017 — We all have goals and dreams but it can be difficult to stay focussed on them. Are you one of those people that starts the week/month/year with good intentions but cant seem to maintain consistency for a long period of time?

I can be a nightmare for starting one project for a little bit, then get distracted and move on to something else

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I’m just as guilty of this as anyone! I can be a nightmare for starting one project for a little bit, then get distracted by emails, texts etc then I move on to something else then loose focus on the new goal and try something else. I get to the end of the day and realise I have stopped and started so many times that I never really made much progress. I think the fact I work from home gives me more distractions as well. A delivery turns up, I remember the washing needs to go on, or theres a nice cake in the cupboard with my name on. Have you ever felt like this too?

I thought I would do a bit of research into what the really successful people do that most people don’t. It was no surprise to find facts about genetics, luck and talent. But something I wasn't expecting to read was "At some point it comes down to who can handle the boredom of doing the same thing every day over and over and over again" The reason it surprised me was that most of the time people talk about getting motivated to work on their goals. Advice you hear over and over again is "it all comes down to having enough passion and desire to succeed" But actually thinking about it I can see how this would be so apt in my industry of Network Marketing.

I think many people feel really miserable when they loose focus or motivation because they think that successful people have some unstoppable passion and willpower that they seem to be missing. But thats actually the opposite of what the advice was I found. Really successful people still feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. They don't have some magic juice that makes them feel ready and inspired every day. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don't let their emotions determine their actions. Top performers still find a way to show up, to work through the boredom and to embrace the daily activity that is required to achieve their goals. Its the ability to do the work when its not easy that separates the top performers from everyone else!