The Importance of Focus

I see a consistent trend with successful people. They have incredible focus.

The people who accomplish things worth accomplishing work for years at it. They push through the dips and tough spots. They lean in when their ideas are criticized and when momentum slows (they also take the criticism under consideration). They ignore all of the shiny objects which “seem” like better ideas, and they put their laser sights on the goal.

Staying focused on what you originally set out to do keeps you connected to the reason you originally set out to do it. This connection to the why behind the what creates energy. Energy creates momentum. Momentum creates victories, and victory is the goal.

It is easy to get distracted when you aren’t seeing the return you dreamed for. It’s easy to quit and jump to something else. Starting is easy. Enduring is way more challenging.

What do you want to look back on at the end of your life? Do you want to see the rubble of dozens of projects you abandoned? Or, do you want to see the trail you cut by leaning in and pushing through obstacles you faced?