Focus on the Majors

Would you like 2010 to be better than 2009? I think most of us would answer yes to that question. But what it will take to make the new year even more productive than the past year? 

Here are three things I would like to suggest: 

1) Ask God what He wants you to focus on during 2010 spiritually, physically, professionally, and socially. It is far better to focus on one thing in each area than to spread yourself too thin and accomplish nothing. 

2) Once God has told you what areas He wants you to focus on, ask yourself what activities you need to eliminate from your life that will hinder you from focusing on those areas. Then, eliminate those activities. 

3) Carve into your calendar appointments with yourself to accomplish what God has told you to focus on. Treat yourself with as much respect as you would any other professional. Then don’t miss your appointments. 

Success in life depends less on talent than on discipline and perseverance. Many a genius has accomplished nothing in life, while many an average Joe has accomplished great things. In almost every case, the difference was discipline and perseverance. 

Decide to be disciplined in 2010. Decide to persevere. And decide to enjoy the journey! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Focus on the Majors

  1. This is wonderful advice, MaryAnn. I’ve been pondering goals and such and it helps me focus in the right direction. Thank you! Blessings and Happy New Year early:)

    December 14, 2009 at 8:18 PM

  2. I need to be more disciplined. I’m sewing like crazy now – every spare minute – because I have a deadline for Christmas. But with my writing, there is no deadline looming, so I get lazy.

    MaryAnn, for some reason, I’m not getting emails for your blog anymore.

    December 16, 2009 at 10:47 AM