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The person with a clear unwavering aim is often the one to achieve the goal and win the day. The
difference between the weak and the strong, the good and the great, is
focused energy and invincible determination.
Those who are to be successful tend to focus their life or business in one thing supremely, not many things indifferently. The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail
does not consist in the amount of work done by each, but in the amount
of intelligent work accomplished.
Many persons who fail at business fail not for a lack of ambition or
work ethic, but rather they fail because their work is too varied. They
haphazardly move from one chore to the next, forgetting their main
purpose many times throughout the day.
On most days we could ask one of these aimless individuals to state his or
her purpose in life and they will respond; “I’m not certain what my main
purpose is, but I am a thorough believer in hard work and I’ll know my
purpose when I see it.”
"If we look for nothing in particular, we find just that and no more."
The appropriate response to this person
is, “No, that is not good enough.” Ask yourself, would any intelligent
person attempt to dig up an entire continent in hopes of finding a
single vein of gold or silver? The one who is forever looking around to
see what he can find, will find nothing of significant value.
You will find what you seek out with all our heart. Your life’s ambition is
waiting to be found and your focus to realize your ambition will determine
when the two actually meet.
Emerson once said, "The one prudence in life is concentration; the
one evil is dissipation; and it makes no difference whether our dissipation's are coarse or fine."
If a salamander is cut in two, the front part of its body runs
forward and the other runs back. The same can be said of the man or
woman who has divided his or her purpose. Leadership executive coaching
experts tell us that success tends to repel those who lack one true
Charles Dickens said, “I never put one hand to anything on which I
could throw my whole self.”
“I go at what I am about,” said Charles Kingsley, “as if there was
nothing else in the world for the time being. That’s the secret of all
Too often men and women fail to become great because they habitually
split themselves into mediocre pieces. They choose to be a so-so
jack-of-all-trades rather than to become an unrivaled specialist. By taking the time to focus squarely on investing in yourself and fully leveraging leadership executive coaching tools and resources, you can train yourself to be that highly valued specialist.
Every great man has become great and every successful man has
succeeded, in direct proportion to his ability to focus his efforts
through one narrow channel.
The person who masters a single line of work, the razor-sharp
individual who makes the most of tools and resources available, will more quickly and efficiently cut through obstacles and
achieve greater success.
The young graduate who is seeking a position today is not so often
asked what college he attended as he is asked, “What can you do?”
Leadership executive coaching experts encourage us to form a solid
plan, understand our objective clearly, and then go forward and work
with all our might to see our plan become a reality. This is the way to
a successful career and a happy life.
"The giants of the human race have been men and woman of deep conviction with a single concentration."
Young people are often told to aim high, and this is good, but to aim
without knowing clearly your target is effort that is wasted.
The magnetic needle of a compass does not point in any and all
directions to focus on many stars, it points to one central North Star.
This single focus has directed countless beings to safety and security
over many centuries. Knowing your own central focus will bring the same clarity and serenity to your life.
"A general purpose in not enough. The arrow shot from the bow does
not wander around to see what it can hit on its way, but flies straight
to the mark."
- O.S. Marden
Leadership Executive Coaching Activities
Complete the following exercises...
- Describe if you can your single purpose in your life and career. Explain to what extent you are consistent in focusing your daily energy in support of your purpose. Do you consider yourself a master of your own time or are you easily distracted?
- What, if anything, can you do differently to improve your focus on a daily basis? Make a list of things that keep you from maintaining focus on your most important objective.
- Given what you've learned in this chapter, do you believe you should improve this area of
your life? If yes, make notes about what you can do more of, less of,
better or different to improving your focus.
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