Focus. It’s what gets things done. Pick an area of life, pick a force in the universe, and you will see the power of focus.
- Light that shines dispersed might brighten a room, but light focused into a laser can cut through steel.
- Water in a lake just sits there lapping peacefully on the shore, but water focused in a powerful recurring wave will erode stone.
- We’re constantly surrounded by a never-ending electro-magnetic field that we can’t even detect. Concentrate those same forces in a magnet and you can hold photos to your ‘fridge, or with enough power, move crushed cars around the junkyard.
This principle works the same in human endeavors. In the past year we’ve seen unarmed populations take down powerful dictators. Instead of going about their individual lives, scattered across the country, they came together with a unified cause, and things changed. That’s the power of focus.
In your personal life, focus makes a similar difference. You are surrounded by competing agendas, needs, and commitments. Each demands an investment of time or money, emotions or attention. The list of obligations far exceeds your capacity. You simply don’t have enough resources to attend to all of them.