Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Power Of Focus Creates Huge Success

The universe consists of arrangements that condense to smaller arrangements, patterns within patterns. The smallest discernible pattern is that of subatomic particles, and then beyond that is energy. Now the marvelous thing about this energy is that it is not dead, but the most alive thing of all. It is not insensate, like say electricity, a particular pattern of flowing electrons. This energy is alive. It is the source of all life. It is consciousness itself. And in you and I, we experience it as mind, or consciousness identified with a particular form and experiences arising from that form.

Now in us, this mind-stuff keeps the flow of life in the body, and it also creates our world, expressing itself as thought, emotions, and physical movement.

When the individual becomes aware enough to start focusing this mind stuff, then true personal evolution, a quickening of all aspects of well-being, start to take place.

It is nothing more than concentration that creates genius, enterprise, and massive breakthroughs.

Unfortunately, with most people, this focus is only a theoretically good idea, and in many cases, it is not even considered.

An analogy may explain the value of a focused mind a little more clearly.

We experience the many rays of the sun in a way that does not harm us. But once we capture the light in a magnifying glass, the concentrated beams immediately start a fire.

It is the same with mind.

You can either be scatter-brained, which is euphemistically referred to as "multi-tasking" or you can be focused.

Great success is only possible with focus. It is the secret of champions, the secret of genius, and the secret behind any particular act of excellence. The most "multi-tasking" can do is create competence for a short time at the price of high energy expenditure, and if continued for long enough creates confusion, which is an entropic condition.

This is an open secret. Focus creates excellence.

Although this is obvious, few people attend to it. And, you will also notice that few people are highly successful. Most people are struggling; only the few, thrive. The difference is in how each uses their mind. You can use your mind in a general way and get average results or you can use your mind in a focused way and create excellence.

On the surface, it seems that some people appear to have more power than others: more brain power, more energy, and more raw talent. But, where did that power come from in the first place? It came from a decision to focus and then consistent application to develop along certain lines.

How do you develop focus?

Pick one goal and see it to completion. It can be as complex as building a million dollars or reading a book in such a way that you fully understand the information in it.
Then practice focus, over and over again, until you get good at it.

Success is a series of small focused acts coming together to create a huge outcome. And every act is complete in itself. Over time, the accumulation of these complete acts is what will create for you a life that will make others shake their heads in astonishment at what you have accomplished.

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Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. If you're up to the challenge and want to create the kind of freedom and lifestyle you truly deserve - starting now - then get his free book from


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