To Go Far, Focus on the 4 Factors

What you nurture grows; what you neglect goes. When you place your focus on something, that thing gains power—for good or bad. Thus, you ought to focus on the “right” things.

When you pay attention and put your efforts on the right things, you move forward. When you don’t, you stagnate, or worst, you go backward.

Focus on Your Vision

Your vision is the direction you set for your life. It defines your aims in life: what you want to see manifest in your life.

“Focusing on your vision” means that you’re investing your time, energy, and other resources to move forward in the direction of your vision. It implies that you limit, to a strict minimum, the activities that aren’t contributing to your vision. Your vision establishes your goals and priorities.

Of course, to focus on your vision, you must first define it: you must decide in which direction you want to go. You must answer the question: “What do I want my life to be about?” Once you have established your direction, you must put in the required work.

Focus on Your Values

Your values are what you stand for. They are the foundation for your life and define the principles you want to live by. Honesty, faith, family, growth, integrity, loyalty, etc.—all are values that can be important to you.

“Focusing on your values” means that you’re endeavoring to conform your life to these. It implies that you know who you are and what you believe. Your values guide your decisions and actions; they prevent you from dillydallying when you must make tough decisions or choose a critical course of action.

Focus on Your Relationships

In life, you don’t make it alone. You must connect with like-minded people and travel the journey with them.

To flourish, relationships demand focused attention. Like flowers, they need the water of your empowering words, the sun of your presence, and the soil of your unfailing commitment. When you fail to focus on a relationship, it withers.

Focus on Yourself

Focusing on yourself doesn’t mean being self-centered and egotistical; it means taking good care of you. You’re your most precious asset, and you must make sure you tend to yourself regularly. Neglecting yourself doesn’t serve you—in the long run.

I’m sure you already know the fundamentals to take good care of you: eat well, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. In addition to these, don’t neglect time for prayer and meditation as well as time to read, think, and have fun.

When you focus on your vision, values, relationships, and yourself, you have a strong foundation to get very far. However, neglecting any of these can compromise your journey.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.