The Criticality of Focus

Note: This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” that helps you and your company thrive!

This week’s focus: focus

Robin Sharma was asked, “What is the one thing an 18-year old who wants to change the world must be committed to? His response: Focus.

Many spiritual teachers offer, “We get what we focus on.” This suggests if we aren’t happy with what we are getting, we merely need to look back on what we’ve focused on to see why this is the case. Has our focus been on what we want? Or, has our focus been on what we don’t want? Have we moved through life purposely or been timid and uncertain?

In the past week, I’ve been struck by the story and images of former Russian oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, released from a Russian prison after 10 years of being what many characterize a “political prisoner.” When he entered prison, he was a billionaire. Putin seized his assets and broke up his companies. No one knows what his worth is today.

Most men faced with the same circumstances would have been broken physically and emotionally, ending up a mere shell of their former selves. Not Khodorkovsky. Today, he exudes charisma. He’s not back yet from a financial point of view, but, there is absolutely no doubt he will be and, I imagine, rather quickly. How will he do it?

He will focus on what he wants, not on what he doesn’t want. And, he will thrive.

I hope 2104 brings you great success, health and prosperity.

Thought for the week:

“If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
What do you think? I welcome your comments!

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting

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