What do Achilles, Superman, and Popeye have in common?
They all had superpowers, and…they all had weaknesses.
For Achilles, it was the area above his heel.
And Popeye the Sailorman? Take away his spinach and he was toast.
You and I have ‘superpowers’ as well- things we’re really good at.
Each of us also has our ‘Achilles heel’.
For the vast majority, our ‘kryptonite’, that which keeps us far from our capabilities (and can lead to our downfall) is- lack of focus.
It’s quite simple: What you FOCUS upon EXPANDS.
This is a law of human interaction- with yourself, everyone, and everything in your world.
FOCUS upon positives- you’ll find and create more positives.
FOCUS upon negatives- you’ll confirm a downward spiral.
FOCUS upon nothing at all- and, well, you’ll continue to tread water along with the mass of humanity having little impact one way or another.
What to do?
1. Eat your spinach- FOCUS upon what you want.
2. Make it crystal clear in your mind.
3. Then- ACT to make it happen.
Three simple things…and your superpower emerges.
Do this, and you’ll be awestruck as you experience the same truth WH Murray recorded in his journal:
“…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
When you choose to FOCUS and ACT…
You expand your ability to INFLUENCE.
You maximize your ability to LEAD.
What are you focusing upon to positively impact your culture…today?
Until next time,