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Happiness is not pleasure, it's victory.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Make sure it means something

The way to get more focused is not to try harder. The way to become more focused on something is to make sure it is meaningful to you.

When you’re genuinely interested and passionate about something, it’s not a struggle to stay focused on it. On the contrary, it’s a joy.

To achieve more focus, the question to ask is not how. The essential question to ask is why.

If you cannot connect what you’re doing to a good, personally meaningful reason, you’re simply not going to be able to focus on it. Life is too precious to spend it doing meaningless stuff, so move on to something else.

Either there is a compelling reason behind what you’re doing or there is not. When you’ve got a good reason and you’ve got a good connection to it, the focus is there.

Whatever you’re doing, make sure you’re aware of why it means something to you. That way, you’ll do it with focus, discipline, commitment and effectiveness.

— Ralph Marston

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