What’s your favorite flavor? Mine is cherry red. I’m talking, of course, about that popular colorful candy, Skittles!
If you think about it, our lives are often like that box of candy. Lots of little tasks every day that add up to, well, nothing. No meaningful progress on our goals. No celebrating “wins” or achievements. Just staying stuck in the minutiae of life.
But what if your tasks were a whole lot more focused? What if you worked on a few BIG goals at a time versus filling your day with errands, calls, and scrolling Facebook?
I’ve mentioned The OolaGuys before. Their book and coaching program, Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, teaches a simple exercise that illustrates the importance of focus.
If you grab a big class vase (which represents your life), and fill it with pound after pound of colorful Skittles, by the end of the year you’d have accomplished a lot of little tasks, but likely be no closer to your dream life.
But if you fill the glass vase first with oranges—representing your biggest life-changing goals—you could still fit in the Skittles in the gaps and airspace around the oranges.
In other words, you CAN fit in the major goals you want to accomplish in life, and still handle the basic day-to-day tasks in the spare time you have left.
Of course, you’d have to stay focused: no mindlessly checking Pinterest, no binge-watching Season 4 of Friends.
But one way to stay focused is to be crystal-clear about your dreams, goals and outcomes. Research what it takes to get what you want. State your goals clearly in terms of numbers, time, improvement, and deadline.
If you need help staying focused and accountable to your goals, I’m here to help. Together, we can make sure you’re focused on oranges and not Skittles. In fact, you can make massive progress in just 10 weeks with the Oola Coaching Program—delivered jointly by The OolaGuys and me.
Message me and we can jump on a 30-minute call to discuss how coaching can work for you. Or check out the 10-week Oola Coaching Program for details.
Just for fun, drop a comment below and share your most important “oranges,” as well as the Skittles you’re willing to give up.
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