Focus is all you need to make your dream come true

If you have a high goal, you have to pay a high price, so be persistent and stop making excuses.
If you have a high goal, you have to pay a high price, so be persistent and stop making excuses.

After completing high school at eighteen years old, Lawrence only had one desire, to work with a renowned international organization. He was so determined, that he did a lot of research to identify the professions that were in high demand, and qualifications required by eligible applicants in the organization.

Armed with all the information, he enrolled for a degree course in water and sanitation. After completing university, he got internship in a different organization—and he continued to do more research and established that if he learned a second language, his chances of getting employed in his organization of interest would be higher. So for the next two years, Lawrence studied Spanish up to diploma level. Meanwhile, while still working in another organization, he kept on submitting application letters to his organization of interest, and kept on receiving letters of regret. But he did not give up.

Years later while on vacation, Lawrence now in his mid-twenties, met a lady who worked with his organization of interest and he told her about his passion of joining the team one day. The lady was kind enough to tell him that he would stand a better chance if he had a master’s degree.   Full of determination, Lawrence enrolled for a master’s degree course, and after completing, he still was not able to get employment in the organization of his interest. But he did not lose focus, and kept on submitting applications.

One year after graduating with a master’s degree, the lady he had met while on vacation—who was still working with the organization of his interest, sent him an email asking if he was available to provide consultancy services, and his response was yes. To date, Lawrence still provides consultancy services to the organization that he always wanted to work with. As a consultant, he is able to do other things on the side, compared to being in full employment—something that has worked to his advantage. And the money is good too.

In whatever you do, you need to stay focused. Staying focused is what gives you the drive to push on, and to do what is necessary to make your dream come true. This applies in your personal and career life by taking three simple steps:

  • Be clear about what you want to achieve. This will help you to stay focused and not lose sight of the payoff, otherwise you can easily give up.
  • Be ready to make sacrifices that will ‘definitely’ take you away from your comfort zone. And remember, the pain of regret is always greater than the pain of discipline, so do the right thing.
  • Be watchful to identify distractions that come your way, so that you can minimize or eliminate them completely. When you are focused in attaining something, you will be in a better position to know the distractions that come your way.

Focus simply means that you are looking at the end result of what you want to attain, and it is the surest way of making your dream come true.

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  1. Anonymous

    Nice one!

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