A friend asked me how I stay so focused. Here’s what I wrote him:
“I stay focused because I chose (my business) as my calling. It calls to me. I feel the mission. I don’t get caught up in distractions. It seems you are very distracted by things you can’t even control like this silly election. I see all these broke people on FB spending their energies on the stuff, voicing their opinions, while the successful people are too busy building their own dreams and providing for their families. Step away from the addiction of it and focus on your world.”
To expand on this, “My vision is stronger than my ability to be distracted.” Thanks Ray Higdon for this great quote.
I choose not to get into posting on Facebook about politics and what I don’t like about the candidates. People are focused on disparaging others like it’s a profession. What are we teaching our kids? Tear other buildings down so ours looks taller? I love our country, the USA. I love that we all have a voice, and have the right to vote. But here’s my take. Spending my time posting about my views and ripping apart the other candidate only takes my eye of the ball that I need to move down the field to score in my own life. My views are not going to change someone’s heart and make them vote differently. People who care about politics and the election will seek out their own information and decide for themselves. In a good economy, or in a down economy, I will thrive. Why? Because I can. I focus on what I can control, which is me, and I avoid distractions. When you care so much about your goals, the mission that you’re on, and you put your head down and grind, you don’t really pay attention to the noise. I learned to say “NO” to people who try to engage me in the noise. I exercise this NO muscle often (and sometimes I slip). It’s hard, yes. But life is all about passing the tests. You are being tested right now. Is taking time to read this email serving your purpose and aiding you in your quest to achieve your goals? I would think yes, it is giving you the strength and mindset needed to avoid distractions. But how many other emails will you read today about other people’s agendas they want you to participate in for them? How much time will you scroll through Facebook? How much TV will you watch?
Live your life like there’s a camera following you, filming you for a movie of your life. Pretend in each moment there’s a soundtrack playing. When you get defeated, get back up to some pretend Rocky music. When you have a victory, raise your hands to the sky and bask in the glory. Then pick up the phone and make your next call. Grind it, charge forward, know that others watching you will be inspired by your work ethic and focus. ABP. Always Be Positive. That’s who people will fall in love with and follow. You may attract negative people by projecting negativity, but is that who you want to attract? Or want to be? Be the change. One man or woman can change the world, by changing you, the person in the mirror.
Make today extremely productive. Surprise yourself, impress yourself. Put points on the scoreboard for your goals.
Brian Carruthers has helped thousands of business associates to become successful business owners and get out of the corporate world rat-race, and begin to spend real time with their families and doing the things that are really important to them. Brian is one of the top trainers in the network marketing industry and actually does what he teaches.