Focus. Let's be real for a second....in our time and culture it can be really hard to tune everything out and focus all of your intention on one thing. Even as I type this blog I have two unfinished blogs saved under drafts and a half dozen more ideas I'm bouncing around. And that's just the blog! There are many aspects of running a music school and each of them seems to have a hundred sub-aspects under them.
But then something cool happens. He picks something.
Once he decides, more often than not, that is where he will spend his entire playtime. If he picks the slide, he's going to slide 74 times before we have to go inside. I love his dedication and focus and I think there's a lot to learn from it.
What he picks is irrelevant. Does it matter if he picks the slide over the trampoline? Of course not. He's playing and having fun. It's the same for us. There are a TON of great options and it's easy to get overwhelmed.
So what do we do? Pick something and start there. I like to have a few big goals in mind and then have some daily or weekly goals.
My big goal this summer is gaining students. All of my time and energy is focused on getting my studio's name out there in as many places as possible and talking to potential students. I have done dozens of different things over the past six weeks. But, for the most part, I did them all one at a time.
Most students have a similar big goal as mine: Get more students! So, what can you focus on right now? It doesn't matter what it is. Just pick something, focus, and get it done!