Champions Have an Immense Capacity for Sustained Concentration
I always share a 'motivational close' when I finish a presentation. Yesterday, I selected this to share with my audience. It was well received so I thought you might want to have it for yourself - enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------ Champions Have an Immense Capacity for Sustained Concentration
Champions are famous for concentrating their energy and efforts on what they want and blocking out anything or anyone who threatens that focus. While average people haphazardly pursue loosely defined goals, champions concentrate on the attainment of a singular purpose with an intensity that boarders on obsession.
World-class performers invest an inordinate amount of time and energy in selecting their major goals. While the masses consider making changes every New Year’s Eve, the goal setting and planning process is an everyday habit of champions. When the goals are set, champions put mental blinders on and move forward with dogged persistence and ferocious tenacity. World-class performers create such an intense level of concentration to overcome challenges and achieve goals that it is the last thing they think about before they fall asleep, and the first thing that hits them when they wake up. The great ones dream about their goals so frequently that they often keep pen and paper on the nightstand so they can quickly record any ideas or solutions that come to them in the middle of the night. While average people see world-class performers’ successes as a matter of intelligence or luck, champions know sustained concentration of thought and action is usually the true key to their success.
Action Step for Today
Write down the single most important goal you want to achieve in the next year and make a commitment to concentrate on achieving it – no matter what.
Ignite Your Success!
Excerpted from Secrets of the World Class by Scott Siebold