Focus on your result areas

To perform at your best, you must become your own personal cheerleader. This means developing a routine of coaching and encouraging yourself to play at the top of your game.

Today we’re going to discuss how to  “Focus on Your Result Areas”. These are the areas that you, and only you, are responsible for.  In other words, if you don’t do it, it doesn’t get done.  These are activities that are under your control.

Typically, people will have no more than 7 specific result areas that they are responsible for.  Once you have them identified, the next step is to grade your performances on them from 1 to 10 – with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.

The goal is to find the areas in which you are strong and where you are weak.  Instead of avoiding the areas where you perform the worst, you should plan to focus on those areas and improve them.  To help you, ask yourself, “What one skill, if I developed it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my results?”

Next, pick out three things that contribute the most value to your life, business or organization.  Then make sure you work during the time allotted to work.  This will prevent your work from spilling over in other activities or even in your personal life.

Be aware that the main reason to conquer procrastination is to increase happiness and recognize that 85% of most people’s happiness stems from happy relationships.  Note by focusing on your result areas, this will not only reduce the time you procrastinate, but it will increase the time you work efficiently, and thus prevent your work from spilling over. This way you can enjoy a higher quality of life at home with your family.

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