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Monday, June 12, 2017

2146~ unrelenting focus for success

Unrelenting focus is the only mantra for SUCCESS :
[Vinita Dawra Nangia,o-zone
Jun 11 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)]
You can get anything done.
The only requirement is sharp, intense focus, discipline and endurance.

Success is a demanding, high-maintenance mistress needing absolute dedication and single-minded pursuit. She does not tolerate rivals, not even inconsequential ones.
If you wish to achieve something, then stop wishing and dreaming ­ just get going. Develop a sharp, unrelenting focus. Manoeuvre yourself into a space where all else blurs away. Put the rest of your life on the backburner. Discipline and consistency is all.

That is what the world's most successful people do! Those who gain iconic status have pursued their goal relentlessly to the exclusion of all else. And once at the top, they have stuck to their laurels. Nothing matters except the determination to stay where they have reached.

Life becomes one long schedule of training, practice, mental coaching and nurturing of that hardtaskmaster: Success.

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo says, “We have money, we have cars, we have everything. But you don't know we suffer to achieve this... I've become the person I am today because of the time I spent without my family and going through difficult times.“ This is true of all achievers.
The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps said in an interview, “Eat, sleep and swim. That's all I can do. Get some calories into my system and try to recover the best I can.“
A group of long-distance runners training in Patiala for World Championships are kept away from smartphones all week.Coach Surendra Singh argues, “Small distractions have consequences... after a tough training, athletes should focus on recovering and not texting.“

Indeed, there can be no normal life for those who court the limelight. No spontaneous holiday plans, no standing and staring, nor any sudden bingeing trips. Discipline is all. Everything has to be planned around gruelling work routines. If you are chasing success, the mantra is ­ Sharp focus, discipline and rigorous practice.

Yes, even for those who are not into sporty activities. Film stars, models, sports icons, and even writers at the top of their ilk ­ every discipline demands focused dedication.

 Whatever the field, physical and mental fitness are as much a key to success as talent and hard work. To develop this package, focus and discipline are mandatory.

World-renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami lists his daily regimen ­ he gets up at 4 am and writes for five to six hours. Then he runs for 10 kms or swims for 1500 m, after which he reads and listens to music.
By 9pm he sleeps. “The repetition itself be comes the i m p o r tant thing; it's a form of mesmerism. I mesmerise myself to reach a deeper state of mind. But to hold to such repetition for so long... requires a good amount of mental and physical strength.“

 Those unwilling to give up normal lives are scared of success because she demands sacrifice ­ from her followers as well as their families.

You can either be a success, or lead a normal life! But then there are obvious rewards too.

Japanese Sumo wrestlers have a punishing regimen and their life expectancy is at least 10 years shorter than the average Japanese male. And yet, they are proud to be Sumo wrestlers.

Once you are sure of your goal, consider everything else a distraction. Work first thing every morning and don't connect with anything or anyone till your day's work is done. Develop discipline and get obsessive about routines. Nurture patience and endurance.

The only way to reach your goal is ­ focus, focus and more intense focus! You have to develop a tunnel vision, one where your goal is all ­ your only God, as well as your only form of worship



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