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Focus and WIN


The key to success in anything is to focus on the behaviours you need to maintain to achieve it. Then stick to it, be determined, committed and do not give up. It’s not easy. The harder you work, the more dedicated you are, the ‘luckier you get’. Driving in heavy Auckland fog this morning my mind was drifting onto different subjects. As I continued to drive along in ‘auto-pilot’ I lost ‘focus’ on my actions and missed my Henderson turn-off. An hour later on the way to the next destination, again my mind drifted and again I missed my turnoff in Kelston. Without ‘focus’ on the road  ahead, we lose direction and sacrifice our goal.

Years ago an airliner crashed into the Florida Everglades. On its approach to the Miami airport, the light indicator for proper deployment of the landing gear failed. They flew a few circles over the swamps of the Everglades while the cockpit crew checked to see if the gear truly had not deployed, or if the bulb in the signal light was defective. When the flight engineer tried to remove the signal light assembly it wouldn’t budge. Other members of the crew joined in and tried to help him. As they struggled with the light assembly, none of them noticed that the aircraft was losing altitude. As a result the plane flew right into the swamp, killing one hundred and one people on board!  All was lost because the crew fiddled with a cheap light bulb and took their eyes off what matters most.

Without developing the self-discipline to stay focused on the primary actions that will move you ahead in life, you will achieve very little. Focus in itself costs nothing, its FREE!  It’s a deliberate action of your mind.  Decide today the things that you would like to see happen to your health, your body, your fitness and your life in general. Set your targets and STAY FOCUSED on the methods, the training and the actions you will need to keep you travelling on the road to success.

Athlete Reggie Rivers speaks HERE about where your focus should be…


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