Rich Habits Word of the Day
Concenter – Focus, concentration. The concenter of Tom’s work was his passion to end poverty and promote the American Dream.
Rich Habits Fact of the Day
Jack Canfield, best known for his blockbuster book series Chicken Soup for the Soul, spent years focusing on gathering inspirational stories for his books. His incredible ability to focus single-mindedly on has made Jack a household name and allowed him to sell 1/2 billion books.
Rich Habits Lesson of the Day
There are two types of focus. Forced Focus is the type of focus that is driven by responsibilities, obligations and deadlines. It frequently goes by another name – work. Forced Focus only gets you so far in life. It’s shelf life is typically short-term. One or two hours at most, without breaks. But there is another type of focus with a much longer shelf life. One that can last for not hours but years, decades, a lifetime. It’s known as Unforced Focus.
Unforced Focus is like putting your ability to focus on steroids. It is driven by passion, not obligation. Human beings are unique among all species on earth because of one singular thing. We have the ability to turn intangible thoughts into tangible things like bridges, skyscrapers, the Mona Lisa, a song or a book. In a sense, we are all godlike because of our ability to create. Every human has this unique ability to create. It’s hardwired into our DNA. I call this ability to create the God Gene. When we engage in any creative pursuit, we activate our God Gene. When we activate our God Gene we unleash the incredible powers of Unforced Focus. Unforced Focus allows individuals to focus more intently and for longer periods of time when we are in creative mode. It is because of Unforced Focus that we are able to turn dreams into reality. Only when we turn on our God Gene are we able to turn on the switch to Unforced Focus.