You know what it’s like right?
The daily grind, it wears on you. Day in and day out, the same routine; it gets kinda stale after a while.
That’s what I am going through right now. It’s a tough stretch where I have to focus on school, work, a job search, and managing my presence online.
And all this with graduation on the horizon.
It hasn’t been easy, and I’ve been losing focus lately.
That’s why I want to talk about the importance of tunnel vision. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but lately I’ve been seeing a lot of shiny objects along the way, and like a little kid at the beach, I’ve stopped by to pick them up.
I need to regroup, I need to refocus, I need to maintain long term vision while at the same time taking small steps towards that light at the end of the tunnel.
How am I going to do this?
First, I need to reestablish what goals I’m trying to accomplish by the end of school. They are:
- Graduating on time. This means finishing whatever classes I have left.
- Getting good grades.
- Getting a job.
- Becoming a better writer.
- Learning more about social media and building my online presence.
- Finishing my internships.
Second, I need to take each goal, and approach them one step at a time. When I’m all over the place and disorganized is when I’m least effective. But when I focus on one goal at time, I can put my full energy and concentration into it. This means:
- Creating daily task lists for things I need to get done.
- Starting projects and finishing them.
- Scheduling time to finish specific projects.
These are all things I was doing up until a week ago, but my focus and dedication this week has been lacking.
Tomorrow is for when dedication starts anew and I get back to the daily grind.
My tunnel vision has been lacking lately. How about yours?