Single-minded determination is not something that many of us can honestly say that we have on a regular basis.
There might be the odd moments of concentrated "will-power" or flashes of inspired effort, but for most of us, lack of confidence, confusion or simply information overload causes us to be easily distracted from our path.
When faced with two equally attractive opportunities, have you ever lost energy pursuing both at the same time with the inevitable consequence of neither of them panning out?
Do you remember doing your homework in front of the TV or listening to the radio? Your focus and attention may not have been at its highest level, a fact born out the next day when you panicked to correct all the mistakes or to complete the assignment.
Focus is a discipline that most of us find hard to maintain for any length of time, yet it is a vital ingredient in the journey to success.
Without focus your effort will only be half-hearted, your attention span short and your concentration ineffective. You will lose enthusiasm, confusion will set in and your dreams will suffer.
Even when our initial ideas showed so much potential, we invariably find ourselves distracted by the opinions of others and self-doubt can set in.
So, how can we ensure that we remain focused on one thing at a time?
Malcolm Harvey is publisher of "The SuccessTrain" newsletter.
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