I recently read the article Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success found at http://time.com/money/3649878/invest-like-warren-buffett-bill-gates/?xid=homepage. Both Buffett and Gates agreed the factor or trait they credited for their success was focus. Something so simple yet so profound made all the difference in their lives. They didn’t say it was the amount of money they had when they started out or even their education. It was simply to focus on what matters most.
I don’t know about you, but staying focused can sometimes be difficult. With so many different things vying for our attention it is easy to become distracted. I have to admit, though, that when I become completely focused there isn’t anything that can stop my progress towards the goal. If we could apply this one simple change to our everyday lives imagine what we could accomplish!
The ability to focus on a task or goal until completion could yield the type of results that lead to tremendous change and growth. I really enjoy researching topics but can easily jump from one to another if I am not careful. Often we, and I certainly include myself here, have too many projects going at once so we cannot give 100% to any of them. This can affect your family, your job, your friendships, your spirituality, and more.
One example given in the article was how sometimes companies can try to be good at many different things, but fail miserably. The same can apply for individuals. Find what you are good at doing and enjoy doing then focus on becoming the best you can possibly be but without overlooking your family and relationships. Keep things in perspective.
The task for today is to become more focused as an individual. I challenge you to read the article about Mr. Buffett and Mr. Gates and learn from those who have paved the way for becoming the best at what you do. Apply these principles and watch what happens!