There many things that can lead to becoming an unfocused mess.
Personal and business relationships, jobs, kids, the list is endless and unique to every individual.
The bright side of being an unfocused mess is that we can reclaim focus with just one decision.
The decision to reset everything, and get back to the basics.
A little over two years ago I started down a path of personal development. At the time I was living in a small town, and I managed to go to the gym 6-7 days a week in addition to a 2-3 mile run every day. I didn't eat fast food; I read over 60 books a year for two years. I was making some serious progress on my goals. I felt that I had the discipline of a rock! Unbreakable!
The time arrived when I had accomplished everything that I could in the small town, and it was time to relocate back to the "real world" as I call it. Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness needed to progress. I relocated to Las Vegas, a town I was familiar with because I had lived there for many years. At this point I found out I had minimal discipline. In fact, hindsight shows me I was just short on options in a small town. There was no fast food; I controlled my work schedule, I was able to complete personal business at work (while still doing my job), and there were absolutely no distractions. It can't get much better than that. It was a perfect scenario for productivity.
Fast forward to present day, real estate is my #1 passion, but because my job schedule now sucks 9 hours of my day I am forced to adapt. I focus on real estate after work between 7pm-10pm and on the weekends. This routine allows no time for personal activities. Or maybe I have just not figured out the puzzle yet.
Do not get into real estate (or anything else) because you want money. I would have quit by now if I was not passionate about the actual real estate, helping others, and the life it will provide for myself and future family.
It's much easier, and enjoyable in the short term picture to punch the clock from 9-5 and focus on the Love, and Happiness portion of life. Most do this until they die.
Adding a relationship to this routine will leave anyone making the hard choices of deciding how to split available time so that Love, Health, and Wealth can all gain substantial progress.
I believe it can be attained, but any partner brought in must fully support your goals. They don't have to share the same goals; they don't have to be involved. There just has to be unwavering support, understanding, and a common goal of moving forward not back.
So for whatever reasons here you are reading this blog, unfocused, and not accomplishing daily actions to move health, wealth, love, and happiness forward -- Now what?
A few weeks ago it clicked in my head when I was listening to an interview that Success Magazine was doing with Tony Robbins. He said success starts with the body.
Your body and mine are the basic foundation of our success. Your daily energy to accomplish goals flows from your body. If you are depressed, out of shape, and eating crap, your life will be crap. So after hearing this interview, I started getting to bed earlier, waking up earlier and resuming my daily running, and gym routine.
I began to prepare healthier meals so that I did not have to rely on fast food. Also, I started my daily regimen of vitamins that support my physical activities.
I restarted my reading routine. I read before bed and any free minute throughout the day. I limit my reading to topics that support my current goals. At the moment I am reading a book on negotiation called "Never Split the Difference."
All of these actions bring my mind to a clear focused state so that I can break through and continue making progress. Now the question is, what activities will take you to the same destination?