7 Keys To Unlock Your Focus
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."—Thomas Edison
Exceptional performers distinguish between controllable and uncontrollable events.
In my senior year of high school, I was 22-4 as the #1 varsity singles player. However, my 4 losses were to the same player!
To cap it off, I lost to this "dude" in a local USTA event even before the season started.
I had what you call a "serious mental block." My focus was in the wrong place. And unfortunately, we don't always get a second chance, let alone a sixth!!
As a performance coach for many business leaders throughout the country, I find many well-intentioned "corporate athletes" often fall short of achieving their goals due to insufficient focus such as:
Focusing on events outside of one's control
Focusing on the wrong "to-do list"
Focusing on "passing the buck" of responsibility
Focusing on the past instead of the future and so on...
"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."--ATP star Vitas Gerulaitis in a post-match conference after beating Jimmy Connors after Connors had beaten him 16 times in a row.
There is hope! Here are seven keys to unlock your focus so that you can routinely hit and exceed your most valuable goals:
Key #1: Dislodge your negative beliefs
Today is a new day. The past does not equal the future, nor does it define this moment.
Key #2: Focus on the controllables
What can you do today to make things better?
Key #3: Get paid by persistence
Exceptional performers refuse to be denied. So don't take no for an answer.
Key #4: Decide what's most important
What's your big outcome? What's the #1 result you want to create?
Key #5: Take consistent, massive action
Many people have great ideas, but the universe rewards execution.
Key #6: Learn from every action
Have a sense of flexibility. Like the world's best athletes and ballerinas, stay light on your feet.
Key #7: Remember, no problem is permanent
In the champion's mind, there's always a solution. You just have to hunt for it.
Which key will you use to unlock your leadership potential?