Stop Procrastination Dead in its Tracks
Thinking this week about how the power of focus escapes many of us when we get caught up in the “busyness” of day to day life. The resulting procrastination reinforces the habit of failure… duh! We know the value of our time and the price we pay for wasting time but we still do it, right? We need to concentrate more…
A few years ago, back in the glory days of my corporate jungle adventures I was fortunate enough to meet Les Hewitt, author of The Power of Focus.
I brought Les in for a one day workshop to work with my sales force on – you guessed it – FOCUS. The workshop was one of the best trainings we had ever attended and the exercises could be life changing for anyone who adhered to the plan. It made THE difference in our business that year.
Hewitt co-authored The Power of Focus with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series). They have now released a 10th Anniversary edition with added pages and updated material. And this comment on the back cover caught my attention:
“Do you know the #1 reason that stops people from getting what they want? Ten years later, it’s still a lack of focus.”
Master the Power of Focus
Reflecting on the powerful exercises from The Power of Focus I had used in the past to replace habits, I found Haanel emphasis in 6:19 of the Master Key System a refreshing reminder to get focused on my current project.
Cultivate Attention“Attention or concentration is probably; the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful manor woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.” – Charles Haanel
My concentration this week was to complete 3 pages on my new website. The week blew by and I was shocked by what I accomplished in a state of timeless awareness in 2 days. I know from Deepak Chopra – I am following my passion when I experience timeless awareness – when time flies by almost unnoticed. I’m sure it’s happened to you too eh?
The project is now in full motion and my confidence to get it completed has soared to lofty new heights. Procrastination was a habit producing less than stellar results. Focus and concentration blast through any lingering fear and the feeling is awesome.
The best part? My elevated confidence has given me new inspiration to get focused and stay focused until the project is complete.
Do it now! Do it now!
We Can’t Afford to Waste Time
The only power we have is in the present moment. None us know how much sand is left in the glass do we. And when you think about it in terms of the value of a minute… why would any of us waste even ONE precious minute?
I found this short video for you this week to illustrate the value of time. It was meaningful to me and I’ll bet you’re gonna love it too…
Hey, Got a Minute?
One of the exercises in MKE was to have a heart to heart with the guy or gal in the glass…
The original poem by Dale Wimbrow titled “The Guy in the Glass” was first published in the American Magazine in 1934. Reciting it out loud is a powerful way to get back in touch your your inner self. I use it every day and thought you might enjoy this gift, so…
I created a special PDF for you to download so you can talk to your own guy or gal in the glass.
You’re gonna love it!
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What You’ll Want to do Next…
Print out a copy. Tape it on your mirror at eye level and read it out loud every evening before bed. Then, look yourself right in the eye (in the mirror) and tell the guy or gal how much you love them.
Enjoy every present moment!