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Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
-- James A. Garfield
 

 

Saturday, December 11, 1999

Focus and achieve

It takes effort to focus your mind -- not physical effort but mental effort. Though it is may be difficult, you can, through practice and experience, become better and better at keeping your mind focused. It is indeed worth the effort.

Many shortcomings and disappointments result from the inability to keep your mind focused. Consider how very often you are distracted. Think of the many things you decide to do and then never take action toward. Now, imagine how solidly effective you could be if every effort, every moment were focused on a single objective until it was achieved. The power of a focused mind is enormous.

Focus is difficult at first. The world is so full of distractions and we are naturally attracted to them. But that can be overcome with will, desire and intention. Practice staying focused for longer and longer periods. Make it a priority. Soon, focus will come more quickly, more dependably, and naturally.

Get yourself in focus. Point your substantial energy in a specific, positive direction. It’s one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your life and the world around you.

— Ralph Marston

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