Saturday, February 23, 2008

How Do You Do What You Do?

A friend recently asked me how I do all the things that I do (I was discussing the end of the nursing relationship with my youngest), because they felt that I was doing things that only someone in my precise situation [sahm, lots of children, homeschooler, etc.] could do.

I have to strongly disagree with that statement.

I know a woman who has more children than I do, and she went back to school, got her degree, got her medical degree and went through her medical internship. And no, her children weren't grown.

[!!]

The difference between me and the above-mentioned woman is FOCUS. Her focus was different than mine. [No value judgement here, different is not bad, or good... just different.] So she was able to achieve different things than me.

But she achieved her goal, and I achieved mine.

Focus requires that you make decisions.

Decisions to strip the unimportant, the trivial, the desired-but-not-really-necessary from your life.

You have to decide what is important to you and your family, what you can live with, and what you can't do without... in order to reach for what you want.


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