“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Anthony Robbins
No matter who you are in your life, a student, a teacher, an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, a farmer, a policeman, etc, you’re going to face some tough times once in a while.
You’ll feel like you’re stuck, full of problems to solve, getting nowhere, having financial troubles, and are not living the life that you wanted. In order to overcome all the stress, solving the problems, and to get ahead in life, you have to understand that all these are necessities in life. Everyone will have their ups and downs in life, no matter who they are and where they from.
Once you understand that it is a test that from the higher power, you can then start to get over it.
Always Stay Focused In What You Want
There was once a period in my career as a real estate negotiator, where I totally feel stuck and are not getting anywhere. During that period, I don’t have closings, no sales, and most importantly, no money at all.
Now when I look back at my life, I’m lucky enough because I’m an avid reader. I read a lot of books and during that tough time, I remembered how Donald Trump got into dept, owed millions of dollars. Despite all that, he still able to make it and come back with even more money. How did he did it?
One word – FOCUS
Yes, when you’re in doubt, when you’re down, when you’re in trouble, when you’re feeling stuck and are getting nowhere, think about your dreams and focus in your goals. This is exactly what all successful people did when they’re stuck.
It is when you’re facing tons of problems that you need to be even more focus in what you want. When I have no sales and are having tough time, I will make the situation worse if I keep reminding myself how bad the market and how bad my performance are. Thus, stay focus in your goals, think about what you want to accomplish, this is what will guide you to move in the right direction and get you out of all the problems.
If you keep on thinking about the problems that you have right now, you will feel stuck and getting nowhere forever. What you need to do is to get out of that thought first, then only take actions on something else that will improve the situation. Just like what Donald Trump did. When he is in millions of dept, he still keep the ball rolling, ignoring the fact that he is in dept. Instead, he focus in what he did best, negotiating for better deals. In the end, he did made it and come back earning even more money.
Therefore, always remember that problems are common in our life. It is a necessity that everyone will have to face. It is a test that given by God to see if you’re ready for something better.
And when you stay focused, great things will come to you.
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” - Denis Waitley