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The Power Of Focus

Oct 5, 2007
One of the most compelling reasons why businesses fail, or business owners, managers, and sales people do not succeed is their lack of keeping a focus on what is vital, important, and results oriented. It is this lack of focus that can bring any well intentioned business and business owner, manager or sales person far short of their goal. It can spell the difference between failure and success, moderate income and wealth, obscurity and successful notoriety.

Lack of focus can mean that a home based business will never get off the ground; the owner/manager will be chasing after every fad or new opportunity rather than digging in and going after the goal. It will mean bursts of start ...and stop; start over again with some new idea ...and stop. It will be like a sailing vessel tossed to and fro by the strong winds and finally capsizing because of the storms. Lack of focus can mean the difference between a huge online business and constantly seeking new opportunities where the grass looks greener, never settling in for the long haul. It can mean the failure of a brick and mortar business.

The power of focus is results oriented. Some people center in on the process, but focus centers on the results of the entire project. If you worry about how many phone calls you have to make, or people you need to see, then you will never get off first base and begin to prospect and turn leads into prospects and then into customers.

What is driving you? Are you desiring to gain wealth through a successful home based business or brick and mortar business? Are you wishing to be independently wealthy? Are you seeking more time with your family, before everyone grows up? What are the results you desire for your life, your business, your family?

The power of focus says that the results are worth consistency and stick-to-it-ive-ness. Focus does not count the cost (the process) but is determined to pay the price for the achievement of the goal. Focus takes hard work. Focus means remaining with the task when others want to play. Focus does not mean giving up. Focus does not mean jumping after the next great fad. Focus means a 2, 3 and 5 year or more commitment. The power of focus is most assuredly outcome driven. The outcome is what is most important (outside of integrity and honesty.)

Outcome driven success is a step by step process. To have a successful business will mean that you have a succession of small wins. You eat the elephant one bite at a time and you are successful in your business one small victory after another. It does not happen overnight, but day after day after day of small consistent victories and wins can bring a great result.

Often the problem for most people is a focus that is broken. They lose their focus, their drive, their consistent movement toward the one result that they have dreamed and planned and worked for. They get side-tracked and forget what result they want and begin to focus on how to get to that result. You focus when you commit yourself to one goal. You focus when you never quit. You focus when you manage your time so that your commitment is clear. Nothing gets in the way of the goal, time-wise.

The power of focus means that you begin. Too many people never get started. They have the idea. They have the desire. They have the dream. But they never get started. They never leave the starting line and the dream never happens. The idea never comes to fruition. The business never succeeds. They never risk. They want to play it safe.

So what about you? Do you really want to succeed? Do you have the results in your focus? Is it pin-point clear? Have you started, even though you do not have it all together? Have you begun, even though the path is not always totally clear?

Grab hold of your idea. Hold on to your dream. Get started today!
About the Author
Paul Donihue is CEO of a business financial solutions company. Look for his new book, 11 Ways to KILL Your Business...And Avoid Success! to be released soon as an eBook, print book and in audio book form. Visit his blog at or /
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