Do you focus on success or failure?
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
– Tony Robbins
Who is Tony Robbins?
Tony Robbins is one of the biggest names that I know in personal development. He is a speaker, seminar leader, and author of several books. Awaken the Giant Within is one of his books that I have.
Where Do You Focus?
Where do you put your focus? Do think about all of the things that can go right, or everything that can go wrong? Or is your focus on what has already happened?
When you work toward something it’s just like driving a car.
Some people spend all of their time looking in the rearview mirror, where they’ve already been.
Other people look out the side windows watching everything going on around them. Other people living their lives.
The last group of people spend most of their time looking out the windshield toward their destination.
Your car tends to go toward where you look.
The first two groups of people watch anything but where they are going. They distract themselves with the past (rearview mirror) or what other people do. These are the people most likely to get in a wreck.
The windshield group focus on where they are going. They are the ones most likely to reach their destination without mishap. No guarantees of course. But looking forward does greatly increase your chances.
Focus on Success
The same thing goes for success.
People focus on their past successes and failures and keep themselves stuck there.
Other people focus on what everyone else is doing. That gets close to yesterday’s quote of the day about envying what other people have. Whether you fall into envy or not, you still aren’t doing what you need to do to build your own success.
The last group of people are highly focused on what they are doing and where they are going. They have the best chance to achieve success. Again, like with the car, it isn’t guaranteed, but they do have the best chance.
So, where do you put your focus?
Bonus Tony Robbins Quote
Let’s have one more from the great Tony Robbins.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
– Tony Robbins