It is said that single minded focus can overcome many obstacles.
The idea is that if you’re focused “like a laser beam” ( use an overused cliché) you will “do what it takes” (oops. another one) to achieve your goal or objective. I can buy into that.
Being focused allows you to move toward a goal without the distractions that would normally knock you off course. We all have them. The e-mails. Facebook. Twitter. The kids screaming or needing a ride. Sometimes it seems the world is conspiring to keep you from obtaining the thing you want.
Keeping focused is hard work and requires a lot of dream. Focus can also help you move the universe in ways it hasn’t before. Just like the old saying about the teacher appearing when the student is ready, so will things start to show up in your life if your focus is strong enough and you ability to ignore the distractions persistent enough.
So it is with dropping 120 lbs and never going back to pick it up. Focus requires the determination to turn down the dessert or heaping serving of potatoes. Focus requires the consistent trip to the gym or the walk around the block or the thirty minutes on the treadmill. Focus means never losing sight of the goal weight you want or the body you want and staying the course until you get there.
Yes. I’m talking to myself. Put me in the looney bin. But everything I have ever read or heard about people who obtain a certain level of success in their life – money, relationships, happiness – got there because they were focused on the outcome.
So. What do you do to stay focused in the face of all the distractions the world throws at you?