As you continue to strive for your goal, you want to be sure you are as Specific as possible. If you are not specific, how do you know what you are going for? Even if you think you are specific, can you get even more specific? You want to run a marathon so you start running. Try picking a marathon and coming up with a running schedule. How often are you going to run and how many miles each given day? Today, write down your goal(s) and a very specific plan of how you are going to reach your goal (s). Your plan should consist of baby steps (daily miles you are going to run) that all lead you towards your goal (the marathon). The more specific you can be the more clear your vision is and the easier it is to wake up and go after your goal. Isn’t it much easier to wake up and go for a ____ mile run because that is what you set up for yourself rather than waking up to “run”.
The more narrow you can keep your goal, the less you will be distracted by everything else that is going on in life. There are so many distractions and things going on in life that it is easy to veer away from you goal and do this or try that. The only way you can be successful with your goal is to focus on that one specific goal and avoid any distractions. If you know you want to run a certain marathon, nothing else matters. Don’t get distracted by this other marathon or sporting event. If your specific goal is the marathon, that is your single goal and where your focus should and needs to be to ensure all your energy is going into one direction. One goal, one direction, one path…. Be Specific as Possible!