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.
BeAwesome: #272 Produce
We hear about this story all the time. One get’s cut from his high school basketball team. From Brooklyn New York, he was out to prove himself at a young age. With his close friend Harvest being the only sophomore to make the team that year. He was motivated. He was hungry to make his life what he wanted it to be. He feed from failure. He was pushed by the words and comments of others around him. The following summer he grew and found a spot on the varsity team averaging 20points per game in his final two season of his high school career. What happen next? Well if you haven’t figured it out already (I would be surprised if you didn’t). 5 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards. 6 NBA Championships. 10 NBA Scoring Titles. 10 All-NBA First Team. 14 NBA ALL Star Appearances. 2 Olympic Gold Medals. 6 NBA Final MVPS. And the list goes on and on and on. How did this happen? Did this individual just wake up and be given all of these things? Did he magically grow tall and be given the skill to compete at a high level. This individual produced. He produced at a level in which everyone should be trying to reach. Can we all be Michael Jordan ( Of course not) Can we try to work hard like him (Definitely)
Make or manufacture from components or raw materials. Grow. By Farming. By Grooming. Creating. Generating something. Present. Output a manner that is impossible to be broken. Get up and create something you believe in. When an individual is asked to create something out of nothing. They have 2 options. Try it. Or Quit. Individuals who try to figure out what works, what produce at a higher level. Individuals who quit. Will never find out. They will miss out on the experience and reason why things happen. Everything in life has a reason why (this is my own opinion) I think the worst things are used to create better things for the future. We cannot control bad things from happening. (This is life) But we can try to make these things never happen again. Produce a level of commitment to reach a goal or a passion you want to create. Produce a level of confidence that other people do not understand. Produce a way of life that is fitting for you and not the people on the outside of your life.
Those who are AWESOME produce. We grow from experiences and produce what we want our future to be. We are guided by our thoughts and motivations. Not by a book. Or another human being (Though we take advice often). We understand our life and where we are going. We create a plan and stick with it. We find a love or a passion and follow it.