Maintaining focus is essential for success. Understand your circle of competence, the one thing you're good at, and put your time and energy there.
Anyone who truly intends to make a huge difference in the world—and create massive amounts of wealth in the process—is never thinking, "One day I'm going to retire." Ask self-made, wealthy, successful people if they're working so eventually they can retire, and they'll laugh at the idea. Their work is their love. Their desire to continue to expand their interests is an expression of who they are at the core of their being. It's in their genes!
Warren Buffett has often been asked the secret of his success. It's the same thing that makes a Tiger Woods or a Michael Jordan. It's the uncanny ability to channel focus in a singular direction. To focus is a two-part process: it's a clear vision, and it's waking up as the person who can make the vision occur.
Warren Buffett reads over 2,000 annual reports a year. His extraordinary power of focus makes him a master of analyzing businesses and discovering the best choices to expand his portfolio. If you want to grow your dreams to the fullest extent and make a difference in the world, you've got to cultivate the ability to channel your focus like Warren Buffett.
I had an Olympic gold medalist volleyball player in one of my seminars recently. I asked her, "How focused are you?" And she said, "Very. ...