It has been said that in life you tend to get what you think about most of the time. Books like “The Secret” and “Think and Grow Rich” go into great detail about how your thoughts create you life.
In my mind it’s all about the power of intention. What do you want? Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go?
If you get what you think about most of the time, doesn’t it make sense that you should be careful about what you are thinking about? It’s all about FOCUS.
I read this excellent article the other day about Navy SEALs and their ability to focus on important details. The Navy SEALs are among the most elite of our armed services. Only the best of the best make it into the SEALs. The article centers on the SEALs ability to detect and react to anger and danger while ignoring lesser important details. It infers that this ability makes them more effective on the battlefield.
The message is a great one: Focus on what’s really important to getting “The Mission” done. Realize that “The Mission” might be a relationship, business, sport, family or financial goal and avoid getting distracted or slowed down by the things that can (and will) prevent you from reaching your goals.
Time for a FOCUS CHECK: How focused are you on your goals? How easily do people or events distract you from achieving those goals? If you are like most people I know, then the answer is: not very and too often.
It’s inevitable that at some point you will be distracted. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact it’s essential. Remember the adage “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. If you didn’t have any “down time” you’d go crazy.
The key to success however is to not lose sight of your goals and to get back on track as soon as possible. Be like the SEALs; aware of all that’s going on around you but focused only on those things that are critical to the outcome you desire.
If you can do that on a consistent basis, then you will become a SEAL: Successful in Every Aspect of Life