Thoughts on Wrestling, Business, and Life

Keep It Simple

In this hectic life, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the tasks and responsibilities that are required of us on a daily basis. Instead of thinking about everything that needs to be done, try to focus on the task directly in front of you. 

I remember that one of my main focuses in college wrestling was to get to the leg. If I could make one good leg attack and get to the leg, there was a very good chance that I would score. Then, I would focus on keeping my opponent down and work to score more points. The best matches that I wrestled were the ones that I was able to keep my focus and not get ahead of myself by thinking of winning the match or winning the tournament. Some of the worst matches were the ones where I played out too many scenarios in my head and complicated things. If I could focus on doing one thing well and executing with intensity, things always seemed to work out for me. 

The next time you feel overwhelmed by all of the things you need to do, stop for a minute and do the following: prioritize your tasks, do the task directly in front of you, move on to the next task, and execute. If you follow through on this formula, you will be glad that you did, and you’ll get more done. 

justin

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