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50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 22: Focus by Michael George Knight

Chapter 22: Focus

Focus is one of the most under discussed words and one of the most powerful words you can learn to use to make your dream a reality. Focus is your ability to channel not only your eyes but your energy on a single task. From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you shut your eyes at night, your waking life has your focus somewhere. The question is where? What are you focusing on? What are you thinking about? What are you spending your energy on? It should be your dreams. You should be focusing on your dreams, thinking about your dreams and spending your energy on the things that will bring about your dreams into reality. Recalibrate your focus and direct it to your dreams in thought and action daily.

 

For your dreams to get out of your head into reality will require you to focus. Focus is not easy, its hard work to focus in today’s day and age. We are bombarded daily with distractions from internet websites news and YouTube channels. Social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat. TV channels along with endless entrainment like Netflix and Stan. 24/7 365 days a year endless distraction taking away our focus. You need to get control of your focus and direct its energy to your dreams, goals, plans, thoughts and of course your actions. Get your focus back under control from the time-consuming distractions and get your focus on the goal path instead of the easy path.

 

NO ONE CREATED ANYTHING WORTHWHILE WITHOUT FOCUSED ATTENTION

Look into the history of successful companies and you will find the story of the founder who first had an idea and dream for that business. Turned it into a plan and went to work on that plan for years and years with concentrated FOCUS, never letting the focus of the vision fade. With focused attention on the dream and actions, that company eventually pushed out into the marketplace, expanded and the rest was history. All companies start out as an idea and dream. They are only grown by intense focus on vision and action. Successful people and companies only become successful due to the all importance of FOCUS. Without focus nothing worthwhile happens.

 

FOCUSED

Who in your immediate life right now can you describe as focused? Are they successful at what they do due to their ability to maintain focus? Would you say you are a focused person? If you focused more on the right things would you be closer to your dreams? How can you become more focused in life? Easy. Become extremely self-aware how you spend your waking hours. That’s the first step. Keep a journal of what you do. You by now in the earlier chapters should have broken your dream into goals and goals in plans and plans into daily actions and daily actions into habits. Now all you need to do is work out your focusing muscle on those tasks first by thought then by action. Create chunks of time in your day to solely focus on completing those daily tasks that will bring your dream closer to reality.

 

QUOTES ON FOCUS

  • All great achievements in life are preceded by a long period of focus and concentration, sometimes for weeks, months, and even years, before success is achieved. Every big achievement was preceded by hundreds, even thousands of small efforts and activities that no one ever sees or appreciates. (Brian Tracy)
  • Amazing things that the human body can do when the mind is focused, intense, and driven. (James Mannion)
  • Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. (Alexander Graham Bell)
  • Concentration is the focusing of the attention, interest, and desire upon the attainment of a definite end. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Concentration, in its truest, unadulterated form, means the ability to focus the mind on one single solitary thing. (Komar)
  • Direct your focus or be directed. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. (Denis Waitley)
  • Focus and concentration are the keys to high performance. (Brian Tracy)
  • Focus on the good. Focus on your goals and not worrying about the future. Focus on your blessings and not counting your flaws. Focus on finding the light and not dwelling in the darkness. Focus on living for today and now what went wrong yesterday. Focus on becoming stronger and not what is causing you pain. Focus on what makes you happy and not always pleasing others. Focus on living a positive life and not a temporary negative situation. (Brian Fulginiti)
  • Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. (Greg Anderson)
  • Focus on where you want to go instead of what you fear. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Focus on your possibilities, not your competitors. (Michael Dell)
  • Focus on your strengths. Don’t dwell on your weaknesses, everybody else is already doing that for you. (Gary Vaynerchuk)
  • Focus on yourself, and over the long haul, you will fail in life. Focus on the needs of others, and you will meet with great success. (Dexter Yager)
  • Focus stands for Follow One Course Until Successful. (Unknown)
  • Hard work, continuous self-improvement, and a sense of building for the future create identity. From identity comes focus, from focus, success. (Jim Collins)
  • I live my life looking through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. (Zig Ziglar)
  • If you keep your mind on the things that you want, and keep them off then things that you fear, your goals, whatever they are, will eventually materialize and become your realities. (Brian Tracy)
  • It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. (Aristotle)
  • It seems that most people want so many different things or at least they think they want them. That they’re unable to focus their efforts, their minds, their hearts on anything specific. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Like most people, I was moving randomly through life reacting and responding rather than focusing and concentrating. (Brian Tracy)
  • Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. (Anthony Robbins)
  • One of the best ways to overcome procrastination is for you to get your mind off the huge task in front of you and focus on a single action that you can take. (Brian Tracy)
  • One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Past circumstances are, in fact, unchangeable. So regret is a past focus and past focus breeds powerlessness and depression. When you let go of regret, you can look ahead and understand that the future is in your hands. (Dexter Yager)
  • Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time. (Samuel Smiles)
  • Power is when you focus on one thing. (Unknown)
  • Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection or compassionate action. (Daniel Goleman)
  • Take no credit; take no blame! Just keep focused on the game! Focus on the mission and chief aim! (Tiger Woods)
  • That’s been one of my mantras focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. (Steve Jobs)
  • The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: wherever you are, be there. (Jim Rohn)
  • The more you focus on and talk about what you do want, the faster you will manifest your dreams and goals. (Stephen R. Covey)
  • We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. (Marianne Williamson)
  • When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • You get what you focus on. So focus on what you want. (Unknown)

 

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Chapter 22: Focus

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