The other day I was riding my motorbike, (which I know sounds like something small, and that’s the point; I want to soften the image someone puts in their head. It’s actually a huge Honda Goldwing with a bike rack on the back. I am not a ‘biker’ but I do ride a motorcycle. And I ride a bicycle.) But I digress… I’ve been riding since I was 12 years old (which was many decades ago), and I learned to be a very defensive rider. I check my helmet; I look to see who is behind me; I watch for who might cut me off from the side; on and on. Recently, when I got off my bike after a harrowing ride on the 101 freeway I went to unbuckle my helmet strap only to find out it had not been buckled since I left the house.
I was riding with a helmet just sitting on my head. Any car that might have knocked me over and my helmet would have gone flying and my brain turned to mush. I would have been another healthy organ donor. My heart raced knowing the danger I placed myself in, and relieved that nothing happened.
Inattention can be fatal in certain situations. Another example would be forgetting to thoroughly check the packing of a parachute before sky diving, or a pilot making sure his private plane has enough fuel and has been properly maintained. That is why good pilots follow a checklist prior to each and every flight.
Inattention can produce bad results in business and finances as well. We are constantly bombarded with buy this product, buy this program, use this toothpaste or deodorant, to the point of complete overwhelm. We check and recheck our smart phone for emails or text messages. We feel the need to instantly respond to messages, notifications or alerts. We end up splitting our attention so much we only pay partial attention to most things.
I read somewhere that partial attention is inattention is disguise. That leads to making errors, missing important demands and inefficiency. There are areas where we need to be fully present, otherwise we are not honoring ourselves, those we love, or the clients we are here to serve. How we spend or invest our time and our money deserves our full attention.
One of the solutions you can learn is to say, “No” to the unimportant, to the things that are not aligned with your goals, to the things that take you off course. That way you will have the room to say, “Yes” to the things that will bring you joy and fulfillment. Multi-tasking is a lie; computers don’t do it, and we can’t do it either.
When you focus on your goals, based on your values, you become unstoppable. Mental focus is like a superpower, and can only grow by practice. The Wealth On Any Income program is designed to have you focus on what is important in your life and to create alignment with your values and the creation of wealth.
By the way, don’t forget to strap your helmet, or buckle your seat belt.
To your prosperity,