Keep Your Focus

It is harder to keep your focus when you turn on the news or pick up a paper and see that the world is coming to an end. The more of that one sees, the more easily it is believed to be true. Logic says that if it is true for them, it could be and most likely will be true for you. Balderdash!

Here's how I get through:
  • I don't read the paper. Every once in a while in a place where one is available like a hotel or something, I'll browse a USA Today, but that is it. We take the paper so my wife can read it, but I don't even open it. I haven't for over 5 years. Don't miss it one bit. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
  • No regular TV news. I used to watch the 10 or 11 o'clock news plus CNN, Fox and all that. Hardly every watch any of it now, but once in a while a few minutes only. They always accentuate the negative side of things.
  • I listen to positive, uplifting, instructional audio or positive, uplifting music when I am driving. Feeding myself and choosing what I feed myself is critical.
  • I keep focusing on what I want as if I already have it. The way I want things to be, the things, the fun, the lifestyle. Eyes on the goal. Tiger Woods pictures the ball landing where he wants it to land.
  • I rarely get upset about anything. I used to get upset about almost everything. I feel a peace about life and am happy where I am with what I now have in pursuit of what I want. This is so important. If I'm upset, I'm focusing on what I don't want.
  • I think about people I admire, many who are long gone, whose stories I have read that inspire me. Some are great business leaders like Andrew Carnegie, Conrad Hilton, J Paul Getty, Wallace Johnson, Jim Rohn, Anthony Robbins, and many more.
  • I don't think about quitting. I used to quit a lot. Now I feel like a bulldozer going through. Persistence is omnipotent.
  • I laugh as much as I can. You Tube helps me do that any time I want. I love comedies.
  • Last, and this is the most important: I try to uplift other people. I want to see the positive and remind them of that. I used to keep it to myself, and now I tell them often. If I can inspire someone else a tenth as much as I am inspired every day, that is a wonderful accomplishment.

It's really not even about getting through. It is about enjoying (even relishing) every moment of every day. It goes by so fast. I finally can truly say that I do enjoy every day and I'm 95% there on every moment of every day. I call that success. If I can do it, anyone can.

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