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Knowing When To Lose Focus (Are You Focusing Your Life To Pieces)

So what do you do when you’re focusing so much on achieving your goals that you lose focus on the reasons that fueled them to begin with?

What do you do when those around you begin to resent what you’re doing even if you’re doing for them?

Can you actually focus yourself to death?

These are some of the questions that I’ve been dealing with lately in my own life and business and I’m sure that many other entrepreneurs are too.

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Did any of that sound familiar?

What areas in your life are you neglecting? What could you do to change that and still maintain progress in achieving your goals?

Please explain in the comments how you’re battling or have battled through being too focused.

Let’s help and encourage each other.

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MoonshadowFarm

I have a comment. This post made me cry a little bit because I’m afraid I’m the reason it was created. Sorry ’bout the wifey meltdown.

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Dustin | Engaged Marriage

Amen, man! This video definitely resonated with me. It’s a constant struggle, but I find the best way for me to address this delicate balance is to build in healthy boundaries with my time.

No Computer Time between the time I get home from work and when the kids go to bed. Couple Time with my wife where we talk without distractions for 15 minutes before moving on to the work on Engaged Marriage and other projects.

It’s still a struggle to make it all balance and keep priorities in check, but having some boundaries and built-in accountability is key for me.

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Andy Fogarty
Twitter: @AndyFogarty

I really think that’s where I’ve struggled. Keeping these times separate is so important. I’ve always known that, but it’s so easy to slowly mix everything together without really noticing it. Especially when it’s so easy to check on things with the laptop and the iphone.

My wife and I had an “emergency date” the other night. We got a last minute sitter for the night (thank you Nanna!) and we took off. We just hung out a Starbucks for an hour or so before checking out a midnight movie. Our relationship has always been extremely strong, but we still had to sit there for 10 minutes before we really started talking like the best friends that we are. Strange huh? Somehow, our relationship & communication has become diluted by our individual work projects, distractions, and using the kids as a default topic or response for anything and we didn’t even realize it. Well, I didn’t anyway.

Sitting next to each other with laptops is not bonding.

It’s definitely been a great weekend reevaluating priorities.

Thanks Dustin.

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