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Muscle Memory: Practicing Success and Focus

For ten years I played a consistently mediocre game of racquetball. I got to a certain level and, no matter how much I played, I didn’t get any better. Then one day I took a free clinic at our racquet club and learned the proper way to hold the racquet! My game improved instantly.

Consistency and Reproducibility

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.

Everything You Need To Be Successful

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?

Focus on Success

In the most basic sense, to focus means to put your attention on something. But focus is not a simple thing.

The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

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.

Clearing Up the Question of Relaxation

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.

Assigning Priorities

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.