“Focus is a skill, son”
What separates successful people from unsuccessful people is their ability to focus on a task that will make them successful.
We tend to speak about focus like it’s a gift from God. Something that a few are blessed with, but us mortals will never be able to achieve.
Focus is a Godly ability – but it is not a divine talent it is a skill.
First you must practice being focused. How?
Pick up a book and read it for thirty minutes straight. If you drift off go back to where you last remember reading and start reading again. No water breaks. No glancing at your phone. No bathroom breaks. No matter how much you want to move don’t move until the thirty minutes is up.
After you finish, spend five minutes writing down everything you remember. This will be hard at first, but it will get easier over time.
Keep extending the time until you are able to sit and read without getting distracted for two hours. Your ability to focus on reading and to write down what you remember will help you in every facet of your life, because reading comprehension is essential to learning almost every other new skill.
“You don’t know how to say no to a good time and that’s what will keep you from living a good life,”
I wanted to go to UCLA for undergrad but my dad told me that a big city would eat me alive because
“You don’t know how to say no son.”
I couldn’t say no to friends
I couldn’t say no to video games
I couldn’t say no to drugs
Your ability to say no to your impulses allows you to have control over your life. If you don’t learn how to say no to yourself and others all the other pieces of advice in this thread will be worthless.
You will forever be at the effect and never the cause.
Learn to say no.
And when in doubt
Ask yourself “What would the strongest version of myself do?”
You’ve always known the right answer – it’s time to start acting like it .
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