After finding cat food strewn around the kitchen floor with globs of it dropped in the water bowl, I realized we had a raccoon invasion. This continued for several nights even after we put the cat food in the kitchen sink.
I called my brother in San Francisco who has had a continual problem with raccoons breaking in through his cat door. He said there was nothing I could do except to pay for a very expensive door that had a sensor and acted like a garage door. The steel in the door was so thick you would think we were keeping thieves from breaking into a safe.
I said, “Isn’t there an easier way?”
He said they had tried everything. “No matter what you try short of this door, the raccoons will figure it out. Think about it, you might spend an hour a day trying to solve this problem. The raccoons have all day to figure out how to bypass your tricks.”
It’s not that the raccoons are smarter than me, I think. They have more time to focus on the issue than I do.
Isn’t this true for anything you do? If you want to improve your influencing skills, you have to spend time being mindful of your communications and practicing each day. If you want to build your social networking presence, you have to commit at least an hour a day to conversing with your communities. If you want to have more energy, you need to focus on what will make you healthier.
What are you going to focus on today? Set an intention in the morning then acknowledge what you’ve done at night. Put your own tricks into play to keep your focus. And if you have a good one, please share it here.