The Power of Focus
Book Title: The Power of Focus
Author: Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen and Les Hewitt
Number of Pages: 384
The Power of Focus is a book that can help you get things done and live your best life. It tells you how to pay attention to what really matters and ignore what doesn’t. It gives you tips and tricks that you can use in your work, your money, and your personal growth. It also shares stories of people who faced tough situations and made it through by using the power of focus. The book motivates you to take action, stop wasting time, and create the future you want.
Before setting your goals, you have to do a honest self-talk with yourself to find out what you truly want in life without any distraction. One of the key factors to consider in your goal setting is striking a balance between what you are good at and what you are passionate about. Then it takes focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen.
Don’t sweat the small stuff and focus on what really matters. This will make your life easier and help you reach your goals faster.
Below are some key techniques to take away from the book:
- Focal Point Technique: figure out what you need to do first and what you can do later.
- Habit Busting Technique: get rid of bad habits and start new ones.
- Self-Talk Technique: pump yourself up and stay motivated.
- Action Plan Technique: plan your steps and track your progress.
- Visualization Technique: picture your desired outcomes and feel good emotions.
"It’s impossible to make excellent decision when you are caught up in the busy whirl of everyday activities. “ (The power of focus)
We are in the information explosion era. Everyday, we are bombarded with information and opinions on the internet. It’s easy to get distracted or lost and get influenced by others. Eventually, we may even forget what we truly want in life. Therefore, it’s important to take a step back and focus on our thoughts allowing us to clear our mind to see things from a new perspective.
Somedays, you just want to stay in bed and escape from the world. Getting overwhelmed and unmotivated is a life cycle. If you are feeling stuck, it’s time for your brain to take a break. We can hardly see a big picture when we are too busy in life.
My Favorite Quotes:
“Life doesn’t just happen to you. It’s all about choices and how you respond to every situation.”
“Your habits will determine your future. ”
“It takes focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen. “
“Remember, nothing will change until you do.”
“However, what we have noticed is, the more connected was become electronically, the less connected we are physically and emotionally.”
“You must invest most of your time every week doing what you do best, and let others do what they do best.”
“Focus on your natural talent.”
“When you focus most of your time and energy doing the things you are truly brilliant, you eventually reap big rewards.“
“Natural brilliance combined with the daily discipline to constantly hone their skills, is what separates these superstar athletes from everyone else.”
“When you let other people or society determine your definition of success, you’re sabotaging your future. So put a stop to that right away.”
“Confidence is the all-important factor you need to protect yourself from the slings and arrows of negativity. In the absence of confidence, fear and worry are ready to take control.”
“As adults, we seem to lose our ability to ask. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of rejection.”
“Trust yourself. Take a step forward. Ask anyway. The worst you will hear is NO.”
“Many people lose their direction in life because they are easily distracted or influenced by other people. Consequently they wander along bouncing from one situation to the next, like a ball of pinball machine.”
“It’s impossible to make excellent decision when you are caught up in the busy whirl of everyday activities.”
“When you are living on purpose you feel that you are making a difference. And you don’t need to be famous. You can make a significant impact in your own community.”
“If you are focused only on making money, a large slice of life will pass you by.”
Thanks for reading till the end and I will catch up with you soon :)