Sunday, June 30, 2013

7/1/13—Focusing Your Attention

Today's Draw: Chariot from the Inner Realms Tarot in the What to Use in the Future position from the Deck of 1000 Spreads. What do you want to accomplish that you're not really accomplishing? What lights a fire under your butt to move toward a goal? What works to keep you motivated?

A lot of times what stands between us and what we're trying to achieve is directed, focused action. I know that's the case with me. If I wait until I have the time to do something, it usually won't get done. If I set aside time to do it and focus on it, it gets done.

In a sense that's how I make my living. I get paid to set aside time and focus on things my clients don't have time to focus on. There's some talent to what I do as a freelance writer, I suppose. But most of what I do comes from just focusing all my attention on the project at hand. The people who hire me aren't writers. Their attention is best focused on what they do. So I focus on what they don't have time to.

I admit there are a number of projects around this house waiting for me to find the time to get around to.  The only way anything gets done around here is if it's written in my appointment book or there's a deadline. Sometimes I even try to trick myself. Knowing I tend to leave one thing undone on lists, I'll make up something ridiculous, like "Climb Mt. Everest" and put that on my list. It's goofy, but it works. 

So this card is coming along in this position is for us to remember that, if we really want to get something done, we need to focus on it. Sure, you might complete it working in drips and drabs. But focused, purposeful energy is going to get you there faster and more assuredly. 

So what it is that you'd really like to accomplish? And what's your style for getting things done?

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