Focus On What Matters

High Angle View of People on Bicycle

Focus on what matters. Many people are not successful because they spend their time focusing on what is not important. They spend their time focusing on what will not move them from where they are to where they want to be. What a waste of time!

When you focus on what you want, and not what others want, your vision will be clearer to you. Your vision is where you are going. You can only get to where you are going by focusing on what you are doing now, where you are now, and who you are now.

If you want to be successful in life, in your career, you need to focus on what you are doing and where you are going to. Don’t let people talk you out of your dreams. Don’t let people dilute your dreams. Don’t let people mess up your goals.

If you focus, success will come to you. If you are not focused, it will be difficult to achieve success, because you don’t know what you want.

“Focused people don’t give up, they persevere.”

To check if you are still pursuing your dreams, always ask yourself, “Am I moving toward my goal?” If you are not moving towards your goal, it is time to re-evaluate yourself and your actions.

Find out what you are good at and pursue it with all your resources- financial, talent, social, and psychological resources. No matter how hard, no matter how difficult your goals might be, stick with it. Do not give up. It is not going to be easy, and it will never be easy. Embrace failure, because failure is going to be a major part of the journey to success. Don’t procrastinate. Whatever you are doing, finish it today, not tomorrow.

Focused people don’t give up, they persevere.


Two Brown Trees
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Many people are okay with familiarity. There is less anxiety in familiarity. There is no stress in doing the same thing over and over again. We love what is familiar. We like to go to the same place for a cup of coffee, we like to take the same road to work, we like to talk to the same people at work, and we like to keep our desk clean at work. All of those things are good. We love it. Our brain loves it.

“Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.”- E. W. Howe

The question is, are you striving for familiarity or striving for growth? If you are striving for growth, it is time for you re-think, reflect, and evaluate your plan. There is no growth in familiarity. There is no growth in sameness, meaning doing the same thing over and over again. If you are comfortable with doing the same thing over and over again, you don’t have to change what you are currently doing. But if you love to grow, to challenge yourself, to take risks, to learn new things, to stretch yourself, it is time to move forward.

Familiarity is good. It allows people to experiment, to explore, to be comfortable, and to be safe. In contrast, familiarity makes people feel too comfortable, too safe, and makes people avoid risks. If you don’t want to stay in familiarity camp, make sure you are doing different things every day. Don’t stick with the same task. Try different things, and it will make your job and your life easier.