Focus for Success

Focus for SuccessI recently read an article by Brock Cannon on “Why You Should Develop the Power of Focus” in the Genshai website. He explains that he is basically writing this for himself, but as with other articles that he has written, he gives a strong message that makes you really think.

We have all had/have dreams and goals where we stop short of achieving them, right? I have and I’m sure you have, too. Why did I not finish to the end? What gets in my way? What stops me? I can’t tell you how many books I have that all have bookmarks in them, not finished.

He breaks it down into 3 easy steps – okay, they just sound easy. But, for me, more than 3 steps and I lose my way, so 3 is good.

Steps to Help You Focus for Success

  1. Get Rid of Distractions
    So, for me, the distraction with the unfinished books is the TV. So, I will have to just turn it off.
  2. Make Time to Think and Plan
    He quotes W. Clement Stone, “Keep your mind off the things you don’t want by keeping it on the things you do want.” How simple is that? I want to learn more about the subjects in those books. If I focus my daydreams more on those subjects that I just had to buy and less on what’s going to happen next on CSI, then I’ll be able to finish reading at least one of the books.
  3. Focus on What is Important
    In other words, I should keep one of the books on my desk in front of me while I work to remind me of my goal. Who knows, I just might take a break and read some of it.

It comes down to this, whatever it is that I really want to accomplish – whatever it is that YOU really want to accomplish can be done, but only after we get rid of distractions, make time to think and plan and focus on what is important.