Focus Friday February 2, 2024

It’s FOCUS FRIDAY on Groundhog Day 2024

It’s FOCUS FRIDAY on Groundhog Day 2024 and today’s message has one part to it.


Follow One Course Until Successful

Way back in 1993 Bill Murray portrayed TV Weatherman Phil Connors as he was stuck in a time loop that began every day at 6AM on February 2, Groundhog Day.

Over time he falls in love with his producer, Rita and begins a journey of working on himself to impress Rita and have her fall in love with him as well.

It’s a great movie and a great metaphor for life. And in case you haven’t seen it, here’s a link so you can rent and watch it on Youtube.

​Now what’s the metaphor and how does it relate to Focus Friday you ask?

Well, thanks for asking.

The director of the movie, and fellow Ghostbuster Harold Ramis originally said he thought Murray’s character had been stuck in Punxsutawney for 10 years.

However, in 2009 he admitted the estimate was far too short. He said: “It takes at least 10 years to get good at anything, and allotting for the down time and misguided years he spent, it had to be more like 30 or 40 years.”

That’s right, Phil Connor was stuck in a time loop for over thirty years, all to impress and convince Rita to fall in love with him on one day that was repeated over, and over, and over again.

In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly refers to the “10 000-hour rule,” asserting that the key to achieving true expertise in any skill is simply a matter of practicing, albeit in the correct way, for at least 10,000 hours.

And depending on where you are in your career, you may be well past the 10,000 hour mark and on your way to the thirty plus years.

But if not, you can add at least one hour to your 10,000 today by focusing on the key activities you need to be focusing on to serve more individuals and families in the residential real estate space.

You can carve out your time to do your Ninja 9, Daily Success Habits, or whatever program you are following and do the work.

And remember that the longer you put this off, the longer it will take you to reach mastery, in anything.

Lao Tzu said the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Step into your future today by taking action and focusing on your key activities.

Do the work.

Work the plan.

And if I can assist you in anything, reach out to me using the link to my calendar below.

Thanks for watching, God Bless You, and Make it a Great Day!

Patrick Tuttle

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