Keep That Focus!

Written by Cathy Bryant

Keep That Focus! by Cathy Bryant Copyright 2003

One ofrepparttar things most critical to home business success is defining one's goals. We are continually reminded to write them on paper, giving ourselves a deadline to meet them, so that we can remain focused on our ultimate dreams.

We need to keep them in front of us at all times in order to maintainrepparttar 117362 motivation often needed to get us overrepparttar 117363 rough spots in our businesses.

Wallace Wattles, in his 1910 classic, "The Science of Getting Rich," states:

"You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself....That clear mental picture you must have continually in mind....The more clear and definite you make your picture then, andrepparttar 117364 more you dwell upon it, bringing out all its delightful details,repparttar 117365 stronger your desire will be."

Does this mean that you must spend hours contemplating your ultimate goal? Of course not. It simply means that you need to know just exactly what it is that you want and want it so badly that it will stay in your thoughts.

I've personally taken this advice very much to heart. Regardless of what your goals are, it's possible for you to use this same method to maintain your own focus.

Let me explain.

My ultimate goal is for my husband and I to be able to retire torepparttar 117366 area in which I grew up,repparttar 117367 Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have a very definite image of what life will be like for us there, and each day I set aside a few minutes to simply close my eyes and dwell onrepparttar 117368 mental picture of some ofrepparttar 117369 things we'll be able to enjoy -

- walking alongrepparttar 117370 beach at sunset, feelingrepparttar 117371 warmth ofrepparttar 117372 sand on my bare feet (I can practically smellrepparttar 117373 salt air when I do this)

Sitting On The Back Porch

Written by Cathy Bryant

Sitting On The Back Porch by Cathy Bryant Copyright 2002

Yep, that's where I wrote this article - sitting onrepparttar back porch.

Well, that's probably inaccurate; actually,repparttar 117361 idea for this article came to me while I was sitting onrepparttar 117362 back porch. I was enjoying my after-lunch coffee along with an unseasonably warm (but delightful) October afternoon, when it occurred to me that I was indulging myself in one ofrepparttar 117363 true luxuries ofrepparttar 117364 work-from-home lifestyle.

I began to flash back as to what it was like workingrepparttar 117365 more traditional 9-to-5 job, and once again I realized how blessed I was to be able to work from home on MY schedule, not someone else's!

There's no denying it - I'mrepparttar 117366 toughest boss I've ever had - but evenrepparttar 117367 most compassionate employers have no way of knowing, let alone accommodating, those times when you just simply have to say "STOP!"

You know what I'm talking about - you've been hard at work on your job for weeks, giving your all to your employer, and all at once your mind and body says to you, "I've got to get out of here!" We've all been there, right? You just want a break, a chance to be by yourself and sort through allrepparttar 117368 things that are weighing on your mind. Perhaps you'll just sneak outside for a few minutes, take a walk, grab a cup of java... you know it will make you more productive.

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