Staying Focussed – the title of your book in your mind
June 6, 2012
I find it impossible to start writing a book without having in a title in mind. As I have a habit of losing my focus whenever I start a project without having a title in mind – this title isn’t just a summary of what I want to do or even how I may go about accomplishing the task. Rather it’s a story within the story. A sort of mental handle that allows me to take stock of what I am doing along with perhaps auditing whether my actions are consistent with my goals. You can even say this title in my mind defines much of my attitude before, during and after work – it’s a way of reminding me what I want out of this project and even what I am prepared to do to accomplish this mission. As when I find myself straying off course, it’s not unusual for me to reflect on the wider ramifications of the title and how my work may relate to the set pieces that make up this title – this way I never stray too far off the mark. As the goal is always crystal clear. And this simply means the outcome of the work can only be immeasurably closer to what I have conceived in my mind. I’m convinced that all of us would perform much better, if we had a title in mind whenever we choose to do something significant. It matters little whether it is spring cleaning a room where clothes and delivery pizza go and die. Or even starting a business or enterprise or just looking for that special person in our to share of lives with – having a title in mind keeps one focused like a compass – from time to time, one always needs to check off one’s heading against the bearings to make sure we are still on the right track, it’s the only way I know how to make sense of the journey in life.
Extracted from the e-book: The Way of the Farmer – this highly popular series has been proudly brought to you by the Brotherhood Press 2012