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Accelerate Toward Achieving Your Vision

Q: Say my vision is established and my focus is steadily improving, what’s the next step to accelerate toward achieving my vision?

Clarity and focus together form the basis of execution. Though all three are important, the most significant is execution because execution is about doing. Clarity and focus provide a road map and form the basis for doing what you need to do, but execution is about actually doing it, and this is where you will spend the bulk of your time.

Regardless of your role or vision, you then need others’ assistance and cooperation to be successful, and your ability to persuade has a lot to do with others’ willingness not only to assist you, but also to exceed expectations. When you can persuade others to exceed expectations, you take execution to a higher level and really move the results needle. The most successful people can effectively convince and persuade other people to take action on their behalf. They do it by knowing what they want to say and how they want to say it. Then they can say it in a way that impacts others and spurs them to take action.

From Tony Jeary

Prov 25:15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone. NIV

James 2:20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? NASU

Achieving Your Vision

Q: Say my vision is established and my focus is steadily improving, what’s the next step to accelerate toward achieving my vision?
Clarity and focus together form the basis of execution. Though all three are important, the most significant is execution because execution is about doing. Clarity and focus provide a road map and form the basis for doing what you need to do, but execution is about actually doing it, and this is where you will spend the bulk of your time.

Regardless of your role or vision, you then need others’ assistance and cooperation to be successful, and your ability to persuade has a lot to do with others’ willingness not only to assist you, but also to exceed expectations. When you can persuade others to exceed expectations, you take execution to a higher level and really move the results needle. The most successful people can effectively convince and persuade other people to take action on their behalf. They do it by knowing what they want to say and how they want to say it. Then they can say it in a way that impacts others and spurs them to take action.

How I Do It: Tony Jeary

“Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”

― Bernard Montgomery

Learning To Become More Focused

Q: How can people learn to become more focused?

Focus is not something that comes naturally for most people. It’s a skill that must be learned, polished and practiced.

Focus is a thinking skill acquired as a result of mental discipline. To develop mental discipline concerning focus, you need to treat it the same way you would acquire any other skill.

Since distraction is the opposite of focus, your ability to focus is directly related to how well you’re able to consistently avoid and eliminate distractions.

  • Become aware of your need to improve your focus, and make a conscious decision to invest the time to improve your skills with practice and training.
  • Become acutely aware of distractions and avoid them.
  • Be more intimately aware of the activities—tied to your life’s vision—for which you need to allocate most of your time and effort.

Your ability to achieve objectives within established time frames will greatly increase as your skills of focus increase. And with fewer distractions, you will be able to get more done because you will have achieved more effective use of your time.

from How I Do It: Tony Jeary

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit…

Eph 5:16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

I have been noticing lately the items on my desk and how they cause my mind to be distracted. I’ve got this band that I attach to my glasses when I go running to keep my glasses from falling down my big nose. I’ve got this scratch paper that has a rough blueprint drawing I made of where I want to drop cat5 cable into various rooms in the house. Boy, now that I look at my desk I have a lot of stuff on it. Do you have a jar of Colloidal Silver Salve on yours?

I have looked at that band and thought, I have to go running. I’ve looked at that little blueprint and thought, when am I going to do that. I’ve been distracted right in the middle of thinking some profound thoughts or in the middle of writing an amazing letter to an inmate. Some of this stuff has to go.

Signs That Indicate Lack of Clarity

Q: What are some signs indicating a lack of clarity?

People who don’t believe they can do what they have to do. For example, when sports teams enter a championship game, a team that does not believe it can win will not win. In the same way, people must believe they can execute a vision, or they will not be able to do it. When you don’t believe you can do what you have to do, it means you don’t believe in yourself or your vision. This means you don’t have clarity about what you really want.

People who use planning to avoid action. Preparation and planning are important, but excessive preparation is nothing more than procrastination. It is only when you start doing what you need to do that you can begin to produce results. If you procrastinate, it means you are fearful of failure and may not be confident in your ability to succeed.

People who quit too easily or give up in the face of adversity. It is always easy to quit, and too many people prefer quitting to the discomfort they experience when the going gets tough. The reason is simple: Adversity is painful. When you quit in the face of adversity, it means you are deficient in the mental substance it takes to persevere and overcome. Clarity is the missing ingredient.

How I Do It: Tony Jeary | SUCCESS
Source: https://www.success.com/how-i-do-it-tony-jeary/

Jesus had clarity and fixed His purpose and goal in life on the best of goals.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

When You Have An Authentic Vision, Things Happen

How I Do It: Tony Jeary | SUCCESS
https://www.success.com/how-i-do-it-tony-jeary/
Q: Why is establishing clarity so important to getting ahead in life and business?
When you have an authentic vision, things happen. If you have no vision, there is nothing to tie your objectives to and nothing to measure your progress or performance. When you have clarity about your vision, you discover yourself being pulled toward it, and all you have to do is follow the connecting opportunities that carry you along. The pulling effect of an authentic vision allows you to make connections faster. You can identify and pursue opportunities faster. The results you achieve will be superior, and they will come faster than you may have thought possible.

To find clarity, ask yourself the following:

What do you really want?
Why do you want it?
What is your overarching objective, the thing you desire the most, and
why is it so important to you?

If you can articulate your vision, you have taken the first step toward developing clarity.

Tony Jeary

Do you know why you are here? Do you know what you want?

I was made in America by God and desire to bring glory to Him as I wage war in a battle between evil or good.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ

2 Cor 10:3-5

15-37 Conversation Rules for Gentlemen from 1875

In speaking of your friends, do not compare them, one with another. Speak of the merits of each one, but do not try to heighten the virtues of one by contrasting them with the vices of another.

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13-37 Conversation Rules for Gentlemen from 1875

Speak of yourself but little. Your friends will find out your virtues without forcing you to tell them, and you may feel confident that it is equally unnecessary to expose your faults yourself.

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