The Power of Focus

To reach the point of value in what we choose to do, we have to remain focused. I will be sharing with us in this article, the reason why we need to focus and avoid distracting stimulus coming from the environment.

Bill Gates Jr, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates Sr., were at a dinner party. While they were chatting, one of the guests came up to them and asked this question; "You gentlemen are some of the most successful people in the world. What would you say is the most important ingredient for success today?" The three men stopped their conversation, turn to the guest and replied, simultaneously, "Focus"

To remain focused, we also have to avoid peripheral vision.

Peripheral vision is looking sideways when doing things i.e. the right and the left. You should always see the goal not the distraction at the left and right. The right and left contains criticism and cynical judgement from family, friends, spectators, increased profit from other businesses and sector. You should never give in to all those distractions.

It is just like you going to the boutique and you are on your way to buy a particular Jean from a particular boutique but on the way you saw other fine Jeans. They are fine but they aren't really your taste and you see different people calling and forcing you to buy them. When you avoid peripheral vision, you narrow your vision. Removing what you see to your left and your right. You can't let your neighbors and competitors dictate what you will do next. The only thing you are seeing is what you want to create or achieve.

You have to be able to identify that your 20% that provides you 80% results. You have to identify that your 80 % efforts that provides you with just 20% results.

Successful people master one thing and be the best in that one thing, although they gather basic knowledge about other things but they are known for something. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. What are you known for? 

The mind recognizes a focused person and it will treat you as focused but if you drift, it will treat you as drift. That’s why you see some people know many things and will continue to know many things without being successful. it’s because their mind stands for everything. Then, if you have no vision, you cannot focus. Focus breed confidence and it brings success. In the journey of living a successful life, being focused bring about the following;


You will always be on the creative zone and you have no choice than to keep improving. Why is Apple & IPhone products still in the market. It is because they focused on technology. Technology is their focus and driven force. So they kept improving in that space.


You know much about what you do and you can talk about it anywhere. You become super loaded.

Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration

Inspiration comes to you naturally, which brings about expansion, creating new things, products and new ways of solving problems.


Most great people preach focus. Martin Luther King Jr., on December 1956 said, "No work is insignificant. If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as even as Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."

Focus! Focus!! Focus!!!

Focus! Focus!! Focus!!!

Maya Angelou, Shakespeare, Thomas Edison and many great people were remembered for something because they focused.

What do you want to be remembered for?

The man who did many things and could not boast of any successful endeavor or the man who focused on a particular industry, dominated, break barriers in it and was remembered?

Hence, it is in your hands to remain focus!

Thank you for reading! 

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  1. Very helpful..... I am going to starve my distractions and feed my focus well henceforth. Thanks

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