Success requires you to be creative, committed, and consistent. Many people fail at the point of commitment, because they are concentrating on the wrong things. If you want to succeed, you’ve got to concentrate on your goals.
To concentrate is to direct one’s attention to a specific object. I bet to tell you that they are conflicting interests that are there to make sure you don’t focus on your goals. If you do not learn and develop the power of concentration, people and events will always suggest a very big distraction to you.
Some people are finding it difficult to make head way in life because they are rather concentrating on a failures of the past or a painful experience that has now become the obstacle to their progress. If you don’t take charge of your life, limiting circumstances will engulf you and put a halt to your success progress.
James Allen say: “Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow; he then becomes the rightful master of himself.” Taking charge of yourself helps you concentrate on what you want to think. You should rather think on the things that will bring you joy and success and not the limiting thoughts.
Anthony Robbins advises that you can change the channel if what you are focusing on is bringing you pain, and he says, You’ve got to focus on what empowers you. Whatever you focus on—whatever you tune in to—you will feel more intensely. So if you don’t like what you’re doing, maybe it’s time to change the channel.
Robbins further says: “There are unlimited sensations, unlimited ways of looking at virtually anything in life. All of the sensations that you want are available all of the time, and all you’ve got to do is to tune in to the right channel. There are two primary ways, then, to change your emotional state: by changing the way you use your physical body, or by changing your focus.” You have a goal to succeed in life isn’t it? You have an idea or a project you want to accomplish? Then you should direct your focus in that direction, be committed to making sure that you achieve your goals.
Sometimes you’ll have to put sleep, food, and every kind of fun on hold to concentrate on some specific goals which must be achieved at a specific time. If your purpose means so much to you, focus on it, for whatever you concentrate on becomes your idea of reality.
Do not let obstacles deter you from succeeding, see them as stepping stones to your success, concentrate on your goals and not on obstacles.