BeAwesome: #276 Focus
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear- Brian Tracy
I was 10 years old at the time. I remember very vaguely. I remember sitting on the floor in my living room with my mom and dad. Possibly my sister. Witnessing a game I was still trying to figure out. Then it happened. It was 1998. Salt Lake City Utah. Scottie went down early. And the Utah fans felt a win on home court would send a game 7 to Chicago. An early lead for the Jazz sparked a fire. In his last NBA finals. This would be number 6. The jazz had no intentions on giving this one away. With the odds against the red and white. MJ started to rise to the occasion. The answer as history has recorded. 30 seconds left. MJ steals the ball. The clock goes down to 16 and a championship ring is in the sights on the holder. Michael against Russell. 12 seconds left. 11. 10. Jordan. Jordan a drive. Hangs. Fires. Scores. The bulls lead 87-86. And MJ records his 6th ring in the last 8 years. With all the odds stacked against him. When you want something so bad. You only see the finish line. Everything else doesn’t matter until it’s over. If you don’t want it. You are better of giving up. You have to want it more then everyone else.
The centre of interest or activity. Adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly. Concentrate at an extreme level. Block out distractions and outside influences. When you are focused on something. Nothing else matters. You have a goal. You see what it takes to get there. And you go get it. Some people think they understand (Me included) what focusing really is. When you see a vision. And you give 100% outside of the moment as you do inside the moment. That is focus. When you aren’t afraid to stand out. Sweat. Bust your butt. Feel confident that what you are doing is going to be great. Successful and make a difference. That is Focus. Understanding your ability. Never doubting the process. Or in-game experience. Always looking to improve and do what it takes to reach your full potential. Love to achieve. And learn from failure. Build. And Focus.
Those who are AWESOME focus. We see what we want. We take a picture. And see what it takes to get there. Our focus is stable. All outside influences stay still. We keep pushing. Our philosophy. To create. And control our emotions. In a way that influences our actions. To better our results.