Focus-You Have To Have It

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Ever worked with someone who lacked focus? They're like children on Christmas morning moving from one activity to another.
Granted, focus doesn't come naturally to us, but it's very important in the Home-Based Industry. You can have all the business savvy and all the experience in the world, but having no focus is like being an octopus on roller skates......All the movement, but getting nowhere.
So what's the solution for someone in business and seemingly getting nowhere? Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't.
Because of this time of so many business opportunities, most people find themselves pulled in all different directions. The bad part about this is that most often, people find themselves spending most of their time on things they don't really care about. A famous author put it this way "Our world is one where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it."
Since focus doesn't come naturally to most people, being able to concentrate is one of the first laws to success. That is, bringing all your energy to one point and being able to go to that point not looking to the left nor right.
Ask yourself today, are you vigilant about how you spend your time? How about who you're spending your time with? How's your time fitting into the bigger picture and most importantly, is it producing results?
Having focus can bring tremendous power. Without it, you'll be left feeling drained and unable to accomplish much, thus wasting your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Phobos
    I'll have to admit that focusing on a task until I get it done is one of my weak points. I always seem to get sidetracked by something else. I really need to get it fixed because sometimes it simply drives me nuts.
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    • Profile picture of the author ljparkerjr
      Originally Posted by Phobos View Post

      I'll have to admit that focusing on a task until I get it done is one of my weak points. I always seem to get sidetracked by something else. I really need to get it fixed because sometimes it simply drives me nuts.
      Thanks for you input, hopefully this post will help you at least turn in the right direction!
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        You Must Control Your Focus Daily. Little distractions that may happen daily can throw you off of focusing on your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author William Veasley
    Originally Posted by ljparkerjr View Post

    Ever worked with someone who lacked focus? They're like children on Christmas morning moving from one activity to another.
    Granted, focus doesn't come naturally to us, but it's very important in the Home-Based Industry. You can have all the business savvy and all the experience in the world, but having no focus is like being an octopus on roller skates......All the movement, but getting nowhere.
    So what's the solution for someone in business and seemingly getting nowhere? Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't.
    Because of this time of so many business opportunities, most people find themselves pulled in all different directions. The bad part about this is that most often, people find themselves spending most of their time on things they don't really care about. A famous author put it this way "Our world is one where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it."
    Since focus doesn't come naturally to most people, being able to concentrate is one of the first laws to success. That is, bringing all your energy to one point and being able to go to that point not looking to the left nor right.
    Ask yourself today, are you vigilant about how you spend your time? How about who you're spending your time with? How's your time fitting into the bigger picture and most importantly, is it producing results?
    Having focus can bring tremendous power. Without it, you'll be left feeling drained and unable to accomplish much, thus wasting your time!


    Hey,

    Thanks for taking the time to share this with us!

    In any home based business you have to focus to do things when you don't always feel like it or you aren't always in the mood. If a person can stay focused on completing tasks for a long periods of time the chances of them being successful are really high. The people that learn how to persist are the people who succeed. The easiest problem you can have is too loose focus on the mission at hand.

    You have to make it a practice of keeping what's important at hand. Then it will become easier over time.

    Thanks again,

    God bless,
    William Veasley
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  • Profile picture of the author windwhirl
    i know someone intelligent, considered genius actually, but unsuccessful. she's knows soooo much she cannot focus on one thing that she should do first. she cannot focus that she hasn't finished anything yet. nowadays, there are too many distractions that focusing is considered as skill already. LOL. we have cellphones, IMs, facebook and so much more.. making it more difficult to focus. it's like personal matters and offline communications aren't enough of distractions yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damz
    Yes... FOCUS! is the most important thing to learn as IMers... Once I improved my skills on focusing my income increased as I've done more work than before..
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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    I believe Focus is the key to success. Granted you need a plan and desire but if you cannot focus on what you are doing you are going nowhere.

    When I first started in IM I found myself getting caught up in the latest, greatest, new thing to come along all the time before I realized that I needed to focus on one thing first and finish that before moving on to something new.
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    • Profile picture of the author ktmakwana
      I whole heatedly agree with your comment. It is so true.

      Originally Posted by scortillion View Post

      I believe Focus is the key to success. Granted you need a plan and desire but if you cannot focus on what you are doing you are going nowhere.

      When I first started in IM I found myself getting caught up in the latest, greatest, new thing to come along all the time before I realized that I needed to focus on one thing first and finish that before moving on to something new.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Concentration gives you the power to do what you want to do.

    What you do with your focus is your decision; that's why God blessed us with a willpower. To be able to make the decisions that shape our lives.

    Thanks for sharing the reminder.

    RB
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    • Profile picture of the author scortillion
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Concentration gives you the power to do what you want to do.

      What you do with your focus is your decision; that's why God blessed us with a willpower. To be able to make the decisions that shape our lives.

      Thanks for sharing the reminder.

      RB
      Amen to that
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  • Profile picture of the author treasures226
    Amen to that. Trouble is, if you don't have it, what's the best way to get it? I am totally side-tracked by all the shiny internet objects out there.
    It is really troublesome for someone who might be borderline ADD!

    I am a newbie and haven't made one dollar yet, and I'm sure it's because I can't stay on one thing long enough to see the results. Anybody offering any great advice on how to actually train yourself to focus? Or do you just have to summon the willpower yourself?
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    • Profile picture of the author ljparkerjr
      Originally Posted by treasures226 View Post

      Amen to that. Trouble is, if you don't have it, what's the best way to get it? I am totally side-tracked by all the shiny internet objects out there.
      It is really troublesome for someone who might be borderline ADD!

      I am a newbie and haven't made one dollar yet, and I'm sure it's because I can't stay on one thing long enough to see the results. Anybody offering any great advice on how to actually train yourself to focus? Or do you just have to summon the willpower yourself?
      Here's some advice that might help you:
      1) Be intentional~Make every action you do count. If not you'll find yourself just drifting along.

      2) Challenge your excuses~We all could come up with reasons for not doing what we ought to. Should we let these things get us off track? NO!

      3) Don't let yesterday hijack your attention~If you desire to make the most of your efforts, then you need to make what you're doing now your focus. Striving for success is a lot like driving a car. It's a good idea to check your rearview mirror every now and then, but don't give it your complete attention. If you do, you'll eventually be incapable of moving forward at all.

      4) Focus on the present~You can't change yesterday. You can't count on tomorrow. But you can choose what you do today!

      5) Stay focused on results~If you remain focused on results, you will stay grounded. The praise of others is less likely to go to your head, and the negative impact of people such as your naysayers won't bother you.

      6) Develop and follow your priorities~If you want success, you need to focus. If you're going to focus, you need to know what your true priorities are and follow them.

      7) Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses~Go with your greatest assests and don't waste your time on what you can't do.

      8) Delay your rewards until the job is done~Ever heard of "pay now and play later?" Practice it!
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Yes, focus is important.

    But it is a much easier concept to talk about than to teach.

    Focus is, in my opinion (and teachings), only one third of the success triad.

    MY systems teach: Foundation. Framework. Focus.

    To say to someone, "Just Focus", is like saying Just Do it. Do what?

    What do they focus on?

    Where do they put their limited TIME attention.

    Well, my answer is: First focus on building a solid foundation of understanding of how life works in general, and then specifically how it works for what you want to do.

    Then, you can focus on building a FRAMEWORK around the activities, including the tools you need to keep you focused.

    Then use the tools of FOCUS to automatically take you to the goal...as long as you do your part.

    So, I agree, focus is important...but without the other tools a person can focus on the wrong things for years.

    In golf there is a saying..."practice does not make perfect, only permanent"

    which means, if a golfer practices bad habits over and over and over he will become a golfer with a permanent bad habit...until he breaks it.

    So, focus on those things which matter, which take you TO the goal and wrap your focus around a framework of TESTED AND PROVEN methods (which aren't faith based, ie. The Secret/Law of Attraction) which have withstood the test of time and

    and build upon a foundation which you can count on to support your efforts.

    gjabiz
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