I am almost through reading The Midas Touch by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. This book is amazing, the topics that they have chose to write about are up everyone’s alley it is just remarkable.
(Quick sneak peak: We will be doing a book review on it, so keep an eye out)
The one topic in particular we are going to focus on in this blog is of course the title…. FOCUS.
Mr. Kiyosaki defines focus as:
Follow / One / Course / Until / Successful….
Now that is a powerful statement do you not agree? How many times do we just loose focus of our vision, goals, objectives, priorities, or Life? I would wager that most of us would loose track very quickly in just a single day in our lives if we tried to keep track.
This is a word most people take for granted, they believe that they have a massive amount of focus, but do they? Robert talks about a time when he was in training for missions in Vietnam and when he was flying during a practice run his instructor was hitting him with a plastic bat. Now the fist time he did turn and the instructor advised him that he now killed everyone on the chopper. He was focused on the goal at hand, to pass the training simulation but just like the life most of us live with, something came out of nowhere and interrupted him. He lost focus, now not all scenarios are as dyer as flying a chopper into the battlefield in Vietnam but it is a great way to look at it.
So just stop and think of the amount of times that you might have lost focus on a particular project or goal. The big question is, did you miss a WOO? Did you miss a Window Of Opportunity by not remaining focused?
Did the fear of possible “failure” takeover and helped you loose focus? Opportunities come to us each and every day, we just have to be ready and focused on seeing them. What goals are you seeking to achieve? Are you laser focused on your prize? Nickelback has a song called If Today Was Your Last Day and some of the lyrics go like this.
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind and try to take the path less traveled. That first step you take is the longest stride.
Did you have enough focus to take that first stride? When we look at it, none of us know how long that first stride will be BUT the people who are focused will be the ones that persevere. Are you that individual? Are you going to focus and succeed?
Both Robert and Donald talk throughout the book about the power of focus. They tell stories about goals that took over five years but with focus and determination, they succeeded. By reading this book, you can’t help but think…
Can I focus for five years on a single project without getting off track?
Focus can be the determining factor, the big piece of the puzzle that you might be missing if your success is just out of reach. Concentrate on developing your focus and see if that improves your outcome.
Against the grain should be a way of life, whats worth the prize, is always worth the fight.
-Nickelback- From the song If Today Was Your Last Day.
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