If You Chase Two Rabbits, You Will Not Catch Either One: Focus on One Goal at a Time

Focus on one goal at a time.

This one paradigm shift changed my life in so many good ways. The Russian proverb “If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one” teaches us that trying to achieve two things at once will be unfruitful. If you’re anything like me, you might be picturing yourself trying to catch two rabbits right now—if you’re not, you should try it, because it’s hilarious!

One Goal To Reach Them All

Now seriously, I do get it—you have a lot of goals and dreams. So do I! You probably have health goals, business goals, marriage goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, financial goals, and so on. But believe me when I tell you that focusing on only ONE goal at a time will make you more successful, faster.Like a good photographer, you have to focus on only one thing at a time.

Once you achieve that ONE goal, you can set your next one, and focus only on it until it is achieved. Then another, and another, and so on. Soon you will have achieved more in a few years than most do in a lifetime!

Here’s an article talking about one goal at a time.

First Things First

Take the time to write out all of your goals this week, then pick the ONE that you most want to achieve first. Write this goal on a sticky note and put it somewhere you will see it every day, several times per day. When you see that goal, picture yourself having already achieved it, and really get into the feeling of enjoying having achieved it.

This video gives a good overview of focusing on one goal at a time:

Get Your Team On Board!

Now for the best part—since you own a business, with a team of people, you can give each of THEM ONE GOAL! Teach them to set and achieve one goal at a time (90-day deadlines work very well with these) and watch your achievement grow exponentially!

Here’s to an AMAZING week. I can’t wait to hear about how quickly you achieve your goals, ONE goal at a time.


If you need more help to focus on one goal at a time, contact TMH Business Coaching and Consulting today for a confidential, free, no-obligation consultation to propel you forward. Also, please feel free to add yourself to our weekly coaching tips email!

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Kelli-Rae Tamaki

Kelli-Rae is truly passionate about successful business, and believes it can always be better, which is why she has spent 22 years studying, running, coaching and consulting with businesses, just like yours.