To focus is to give attention to; to concentrate, to place emphasis on, to center on something and to single-mindedly put your heart and mind to. Most failures in life are as a result of broken focus. We are besieged with unfruitful social media connections, news media content not taking us anywhere but rather creating fear and anxiety creating contaminated faith and hope.
I was in an African country that had numerous radio stations. I took a scan of the content of what is being said every single day to the people of this country and could quickly explain why there were so many poverty stricken people and high level of corruption in this nation. The majority of the radio broadcasters and journalist were focused on the political environment, the politicians, and the ills of the country; who is doing what to whom, why so much corruption and all the evil lurking around. I asked a few people whether there were any good things happening in this country to which they responded yes there are some good things happening except people are interested in the negative news. I had to put an embargo on my information intake from media sources until I left this country. Why am I writing about this stuff? The information you consume on a daily basis from different sources is framing your tomorrow and your personality. You will never be able to achieve your goals and dreams with a distorted focus. You become what you think about on a daily basis.
Whatever you focus on grows and enlarges in your imagination. Your present state and condition is as a result of your focus and concentration over the years and your future will be defined by your current focus. If you focus on poverty, poverty will be your future state. When you focus on fear, worry, anxiety, negative thinking, wrong associations, negative information, you will create a future that mimics all these negative stuff.
On the other hand when you focus on what you want, possibility, faith, hope, achievement, advancement, creative ideas, growing your business, building your dream, helping people get what they want, visualizing the life you imagine and creating plans to achieve what you want; and taking concrete actions towards your goals, results and positive outcomes are the fruits.
What are you focusing on? When you get out of bed, what is your focus? What is your focus before you go to bed? When your mind takes a trip as it always does, what is your mind thinking about? Imagine your mind focused single-mindedly week in week out on what you want most in life; how magnificent your life you shape out?
There are so many principles of success and achievement, however, one stands out for me and that is the power of focus. Focus and concentrate all your attention on the goals at hand and take daily actions on these goals. If you focus on doing what you are called to do, I mean your life mission, your compensation will skyrocket. Focus on honing down your skills and be the best in your area of specialization and you will be very glad you did. You will be in so much demand that you begin to experience the joy of living the life you have only imagined. Start today to focus on what you want and keep your mind off the things you do not want and watch your life change greatly.