It’s everything you need

Nima Tahami
Dec 19, 2016 · 2 min read

Laser like focus — It’s one of the strongest personalities you need, to get to where you want to be. If you’re after achieving a goal, a vision, a lifestyle, whatever it is, you need to focus down on it. You need to get very specific, before you even figure out how to get there.

We’ve all heard it… “The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.” — Confucius. Yet, we always set out to get everything we can, we want to be the best at everything, we want to do everything at once, and do it perfectly. And then we feel bad when we realize we can’t multi-task and have everything. Forget two rabbits, we set out to chase ten rabbits!

This is where FOCUS comes in. Focus is when you list every long term thing you want to do, item by item, and then pick one, just ONE. It might sound difficult, but if you want to be the best, you have to make sacrifices. Everything comes at a cost, and the cost of getting what you want is ditching everything else.

Having too many options, makes us less likely to take any of them.

Having too many options available to us can sometimes be a disadvantage. Focus is when you decide to take control over your life, pick only one vision, and then align your every day actions to get you there. To focus, you need to let go of the fear of failure and go straight for the one thing — believing that it will all work out in the future.

Similarly, a laser beam doesn’t fear hitting obstacles along the way, it picks a very specific angle and direction, and then heads straight towards it without distractions, fear, or a change of direction. That’s the mindset you need to focus. 💡☄️

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