It is true that what we focus on controls our life. I used to want to be rich. I would try anything to make money. I just knew that a million dollars was always around the corner. I didn’t have a focus though. I was so busy trying the next big thing, the easiest way, the path of least work or working on something I wasn’t interested in that I was all over the place.
When we focus, we accomplish goals. Think of when you were in school and had to write a book report. You probably got a better grade and felt real accomplishment when you focused and didn’t just throw something together that looked good. Look, it isn’t rocket science. When we focus on what we want we succeed. Those genius kids that go to college at 16, the world famous cello player, the presidents of countries and Fortune 500 companies did not get that far by chance. They focused on what they loved, on what mattered to them and they got it.
So when you feel like giving up, when you hit that wall. Rearrange your focus. Think about what works. Are you wasting your time trying to do everything? Do you have a to-do list a mile long? Put your focus only on what will help you, not everything under the sun.
I am telling you this from personal experience. After 3 decades, I finally learned to focus on what works instead of everything. Here is an affirmation for you.
My focus is straight.
I will work smartly on this action.
My attention will stay right where it belongs.
I am focused!