Have You Lost Your Focus?

We all know how important it is to focus on what we want.

But what happens when we LOSE focus?

It’s easy to do, isn’t it?

We get distracted. Something captures our interest and diverts our attention away from our chosen objective.

We suffer setbacks. Things don’t work out as planned. Someone lets us down. Circumstances change and good plans go bad. We get interrupted. An important matter takes precedence—sometimes for long periods of time.

We, or members of our team, get sick or hurt. We don’t have the energy we had before and often find it slow to get back in the game.

These things happen to everyone. And we have to be careful we don’t think we're being singled out. The “Why is this happening to me?” question gets us nowhere.

We must first recognize that we’ve lost focus. And at the earliest opportunity, we must recommit. We have to get back on the horse we fell off from and ride again.

And this is what separates the winners from the losers.

The loser says it’s too hard. He says it’s not worth the effort. He thinks it’s just “not in the cards” and he quits.

But the winner doesn’t take the set-back personally. She dusts herself off and recommits to the plan. She sees the setback as just that—a setback—not a sign that it’s not to be.

What do YOU need to refocus upon? Is it a positive habit? A goal? A toleration you said you’d eliminate?

Revisit your reasons why. Focus on the results you will produce and not on what's not worked well. Because what you focus on expands.

Today’s a new day. The past is just as historic as if it had happened a thousand years ago. You can’t change what’s happened or not happened. But you CAN recommit. You CAN refocus.

You can start anew.

So do it today. Remember the power of TNT—Today, Not Tomorrow.

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Michael Angier is founder and CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer) of SuccessNet
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This is so timely for me. I

This is so timely for me. I made some ill-advised investments in time & money, and I have been beating myself up ever since. "How could I have done that?" is a question I keep pondering over and over, to the point of near depression. I need a kick in the rear end t refocus on the good aspects of my prospective business and forge toward growth, but I've been in neutral ever since. Thanks for this - I need all of the positive reinforcement I can get right now.

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