We all know what intertia is. Whether or not your mind immediately brings up an image of Sir Isaac Newton, you have certainly heard of
Do you allow yourself to be inspired? Or are you too cynical for that?
Why does McDonald’s restaurant succeed? When one-of-a-kind restaurants come and go all the time, why does a chain like Red Robin or Chevy’s or IHOP survive? Because they have consistency and reproducibility. You need this too.
Do you make excuses about why you “can’t” be successful in some area of your life? What’s the excuse? I’m not good at that? I don’t have that talent? Other people are smarter?
In the most basic sense, to focus means to put your attention on something. But focus is not a simple thing.
I’m sure you’ve read this quote before: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates said that at his trial for heresy. He was on trial for encouraging his students to challenge the accepted beliefs of the time and think for themselves.
Perhaps the area of greatest confusion regarding the philosophy of “Relax Focus Succeed” is the Relax part. After all, we live in a society that does everything but relax.
If the problem is that we don’t have a system to assign priorities to tasks, you might think the answer is to develop such a system. Unfortunately, that’s not the answer. Simply imposing a system of priorities might do some good, especially if you can get others to go along.
Take my advice: Take other people’s advice.
Have you ever heard the statement that “Americans are lazy”? That statement is patently absurd. Americans work their tales off. We work long hours. Sometimes two jobs. We hustle and bustle and squeeze in work during lunch.
I recall fondly being a bare-foot boy spending summers at the park with my brothers. For a time, I was a college student immersed in intellectual endeavors. I had a brief stint as a married man focused so intently on my new bride that I didn’t see she was leaving me.