380) Focus Attention On Others

Focus Attention On Others

For just a moment, consider the very real possibility that a big reason you aren’t getting everything you want in life is because you’re too focused on getting everything you want in life. Think about it.

Anything and everything you want absolutely will require the assistance of others. For any of it, you’ll need connections. Others can generate those for you. You’ll need information and opportunities. The people around you can bring those forth too.

But to receive the assistance of others, you need to contribute to their worlds. And you can’t possibly do that if you’re too focused on getting everything you want.

So, to get all you want in life, stop. Take a step back. And focus your attention on others. Ask yourself what you can bring to their world. When you have answers, act upon them. You’ll find that in time you’ll get more of what you want when you help others get more of what they want.


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250) Focus on What You Can Control

Let’s face it. Everyone’s life is full of uncertainty. There is no guarantee of business, employment or income. Any or all of that can be gone tomorrow.

Additionally, no one can say how their health will hold. Illness or worse can come out of nowhere. And every day, you’re getting a little older, increasing the likelihood.

And you can’t control the growth or dimension of your connections. People move. They retire. Allegiances change. Your network is prone to shift. That’s just life.

In short, you cannot be sure as to how anything will turn out. All you can do is double down on the things you can control. And all you can really control is your mindset and the effort you put forth.

So, work hard at whatever you aspire to and maintain a hopeful and positive attitude as you do. Focus on these things and then just let the chips fall where they may.


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217) Energy Follows Focus

On the July 5th 2019 episode of the How To Be Mesmerizing podcast, host Tim Shurr reminded his audience that the path they’re on (even though it might be fraught with difficulty) is the path they’re supposed to be on.

As for dealing with life’s trials and tribulations, Shurr offered this advice:

When facing a challenging situation, whatever it might be, take a step back and do what you can to ignore the challenge itself. Instead, in that moment, ask yourself what outcome you really want.

In this same spirit, he encouraged his audience not to commiserate about where they are in life. Rather, he advocated that they think about and get a clear picture as to who they wanted to be.

Keep your eye on the positive. Zero in on a vision of hope and promise. Shurr’s point is simple. Where your focus goes, your energy follows.


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