Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice; and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary — Steve Jobs only lived for fifty-six years before his death, but he did amazing things with his life in that short lifespan. His name is synonymous with Apple computers and phones. He focused on his dream and was able to do what he had accomplished.
To focus is to concentrate, to be single-minded, to place emphasis on, and to give attention to. Alexander Graham Bell said, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” There is power in focusing your thoughts. If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives and focus on your one dream. When you think about something all the time it eventually dominates your thinking and impacts your behavior for good or bad. When you focus continually on your dreams and your goals and the specific things you want to accomplish, your focus and thoughts will dominate everything you say and do. The more you focus on what you want, and take action on the subject upon which you are focusing, the more determined you will become to achieve your goal. On the flip side, when you make the mistake of thinking about the things you fear and become anxious and worrying about the uncertainty of your dream, these fears will soon expand and dominate your thinking and behavior.
Don’t sabotage yourself by spending time thinking about things you don’t want to happen. The law of focus says the more you think about the negative things, the more they grow and expand in your life as well. Focus continually on the life you imagine and want to live. Do everything in your power every day to be consistent with the life you imagine. Keep your mind off conversations and activities that may impact your dreams or kill them. Discipline yourself to focus single-minded on your dreams and on the key activities that are in alignment with your dream. Be very clear on what you want your dream to accomplish and watch your life change in amazement.