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How to focus on your goals

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

The importance of focusing on your goals

Ever wondered why most people never reach their goals?
Its not because they are not capable and its not because they dont have the required resources but its because they keep distracting themselves all the time and so they never give themselves the chance to focus on their goals.

Its now known to most people that Thomas Edison failed 999 times before he succeeded in inventing the lamp in the 1000th trial. (see Inspirational stories of successful people) But what if Thomas wasn't focused on his goals?

What if he wasted 1 year between each attempt? What if he lost focus for few months after each attempt then resumed his work?

Do you know what would have happened? He would have died before reaching his goals!!
All successful people know that reaching success is a matter of trying and trying until they get what they want.

I always get questions from people who tell me that they won't find enough time to keep moving from a failed attempt to the other because life is short. My answer to those people is: if you learned how to focus on your goals then you will complete all of these failed attempts in a short period of time and you will reach your goals in a short period of time.

Why don't people focus on their goals

If you are not new to 2knowmyself then most probably you know that i became a dot com millionaire in 2008 (see How i did it).

What most people don't know is that i failed many times before i managed to find my passion and even after i discovered that i am passionate about psychology i failed many times before i managed to make real money out of that field.

Again had i not been focused i might have wasted a lot of time after each failed attempt and i would have never became a millionaire at my 20s.

So the important question is, why don't people focus on their goals?
The answer is: Because they are too afraid!

Yes the main reason people procrastinate, hesitate, think negatively,escape, worry without doing anything about their problems or try to forget about their problems is that they are too afraid to pursue their goals. (see How to develop real courage)

Some people are too afraid to test their self worth, others are too afraid of failure while a third group might be afraid to step out of their comfort zones.

In the end the result becomes the same for all of those groups of people. They become less focused on their goals and they keep wasting time until its too late.

How to focus on your goals

In order to reach your goals you need to operate like a leaser beam. You need to keep your goals in your mind all the time. I know that you might not have any control over some of the distractions that you encounter in your life but still you are 100% responsible for the amount of time you are going to spend before you regain your focus once again. (see also How to keep yourself motivated).

If you were walking down the street then suddenly saw an accident you might unconsciously waste few seconds watching it but the decision to keep watching the accident for half an hour or to get back quickly to your previous state of mind is completely in your hands.

How many accidents let you lose focus? How many months do you waste after facing an unpleasant event? How many years do you waste before you manage to restore your focus and start fighting again for your old goals?

During my journey to become financially successful i faced devastating loses. I felt horrible and i experienced the worst moments ever but because i restored my focus shortly after each bad event i managed to get out of the mess i was in very quickly.

If you want to be successful in your life then know that success is a matter of trial and error.

If you want to succeed before you die then reduce the amount of time you waste between your failed attempts

And if you want that to happen then you must stay focused on your goals just like a leaser beam focuses on its target.

I have managed to become a self made millionaire at the age of 28. This didn't happen by chance because i already wrote that goal down five years before i accomplished it. Becoming rich is not about luck, starting big or being intelligent but its all about having certain beliefs about money and life.

In The Ultimate guide to becoming rich i will teach you everything that you need to know in order to become rich.

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