The Power of Focus


By Vicky Westra

Have you ever heard the expression “that which you focus on expands”?  If you’ve never heard that expression, or never really thought about the importance of focus and what it can do for your life, it might be a good time to do so now.


For those of you who are Star Wars fans, you may remember in the movie when QuiGon says to Anakin “Always remember, your focus determines your reality”.


Think about the things you have accomplished in your life.  The more significant these accomplishments were, the more you can probably correlate it with how much focus, time and attention it took to achieve it.


Many of us can relate to completing degree, a course, a school year or even just a class in school.  All of these accomplishments required focus, and typically the more you focused your time and attention on learning the subject matter, the better grade(s) you received.  If you didn’t maintain this level of focus, you most likely would not have achieved this accomplishment.  The only exception is that if it was a very easy goal, it most likely would have happened anyway whether you focused on it or not.


Now, let’s think about the things you would like to have in your life but don’t.  The question to ask ourselves in this case is whether we really put our focus on what we want to create?  You might say “yes, I’ve thought a lot about the things that I want but don’t have”.  However, the focus there is on what we don’t have, which is a different from actually focusing on what you do want.


So how do we use our power of focus to achieve the things we want?


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