Do you ever feel like you’re just floating from day to day like driftwood? That feeling of “just fitting in” with whatever life throws at you? If so, you’re in good company. So many today are getting up, going to work, paying bills, and having kids until the oxygen runs out. Now that’s not to say that safe living is not fruitful but why buy a bottle of wine when you can own the vineyard!
What will it require to own the vineyard? FOCUS. In this modern world of information streaming, our brains are on overload. When you have an empowering idea, you need to take immediate action and stay focused on the primary task until it’s completed. It’s way too easy to lose momentum when secondary distractions arise. Think about it, your smart phone can just as easily be your best friend as your worst enemy. It’s probable that you’ve developed the habit of checking your social sites or email multiple times per day rather than taking action on that one thing that you declared you’d get done ASAP. Some call this multitasking and strangely enough some take pride in calling themselves a multitasker. Unfortunately, multitasking is a futile exercise in secondary distraction. Your brain does it’s best work when it’s focused on a single task.
What you focus on is a choice. Focus determines how you feel which controls what you are willing to do. For example if you focus on eating a diet of fruits and vegetables as a painful undertaking, you will never get yourself to take action. Conversely if you see it as a way to be healthier and sexier, then you’re much more likely to follow through.
You’re capable of achieving anything you put your mind to. It’s not what you CAN do but rather what you WILL do. The achievers of the world are willing to do whatever it takes. When you stay focused on a task, you begin to experience progress. No matter how much or how little progress you make, one thing is universal: Progress equals happiness.
Focus on the good things in life and remember that what you seek is seeking you. Seek joy and happiness and a sense of purpose. Protect yourself from distraction. One task at a time and follow it to fulfillment. You have the power to either float with the tide or navigate your ship to unlimited success. It all depends on what you focus on.
Dr. Peter Percuoco is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Keynote Speaker. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Percuoco has stepped out of the clinic and onto the stage to share his message of hope and potential inspiring people to be the best that they can be.