If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Lao Tzu
I am doing things.
The problem is that I’m doing too many different things, not sticking to one thing for a long enough time to see results, changing directions often, and then wondering why I am not a success. I keep on changing the game plan, as ERE says in this article here.
I am not consistently moving in one direction for a long period of time. That is something I have found to be the reason for my lack of success, despite the fact that I’m moving as fast as I can. I move from thing to thing. I decide one day that this one thing will be the thing that I will focus on – the thing that will cause me to gain financial freedom. The next day, I decide it will be something else. I moved from working at CBSA as a government employee, to getting my MBA, to working in Marketing, to travelling, to working in Marketing again.
All of that movement didn’t serve me well. I learned a lot about a lot of different fields. I met a lot of people. I learned a lot about myself. But because I didn’t stick to something consistently for a significant period of time, I didn’t gain success of any kind. I am mediocre at a lot of different things, but I am not a wild success at any of them.
Something that I am focusing on this year and in the years coming, is moving away from the jack-of-all-trades mentality.
I want to focus on a couple of things, but focus hard on them, like a laser giving them all of my attention.
One thing that I am thinking about all the time is financial independence. I am working on saving up as much money as possible, and using those savings to build passive income. In order to have savings, I am going to focus on staying with one company for a long time to make money, grow in that company, and improve myself.
Another thing I am going to focus on is my blog. I think that writing has been with me for so long as it is my primary passion. I want to stick with it and keep on writing for a long time. I want to build engagement on my blog, and grow readership through more subscribers.
I want to focus on these two things to the utmost of my ability. I want to get up in the morning thinking about these two items, and go to sleep at night dreaming about them. It is going to pervade my life, and my attitude. It will cause me to gain more success in these items, if I stick with them for a long time. And that is what I am going to do.
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