Why FOCUS didn’t work for my Word of the Year
I participate in choosing a Word of the Year.
My word of the year for 2016 was FOCUS.
I tried my best to FOCUS and complete projects. I read The One Thing. And tried to align my projects and goals by concentrating on ONE THING.
I started out great and actually got many things done, but by the end of the first quarter everything I had carefully planned out for the year fell apart.
I really though FOCUS was my problem.
Focus wasn’t the problem. The problem was me.
It was my inability to concentrate or focus on one thing to the exclusion of all other things.
I’m not saying I can’t focus. I”m saying I can’t just focus on one thing.
I get bored with things once they are no longer a challenge.
I do end up coming back to them if I have fresh new ideas to add.
I go in a circle hopping from one project to another and then back where I started.
Sometimes I don’t get anything done because there are too many things I want to do and I can’t choose which one is the most important. So I don’t get any work done on any of them.
At other times I spend all day happily working on a project and wanting to pick up where I left off the next morning.
So what’s going on?
I don’t have ADD or ADHD.
I am a multi-passionate, divergent individual who needs to work on multiple projects.
Often all at the same time.
Switching from project to project lets me have fun and keeps the projects fresh. I don’t get bored and I can happily finish my projects.
My current problem is working out a planning system that works for me. A flexible planning system for multi-passionate people.
That’s one of my projects now.
I’ll let you know how it goes.