Focus

Issue #158 – Monday, March 25, 2019

If I could give you one key thing to focus on in order to be happier, healthier, more successful and with greater peace of mind, it would be this:

FOCUS.

Yes, focus on your focus!

When your mind is wandering in and out of all the possible outcomes of a given situation, stop and ask yourself:

  • Am I focused on all the things that I want out of this situation? 

  • Or am I worried about everything that might go wrong?

As you focus, so goes your results.

And this isn’t just pie-in-the sky, “think positive” fairy dust. This phenomenon is based on the science of your brain.

Your brain will create for you, automatically, whatever you focus on. It doesn't discriminate between focusing on what you do want vs. what you don’t want.

What your brain cares about is PASSION.

The more passion–good or bad–in your imagination, the harder your brain works to create it for you!

Read more about how to harness the power of your FOCUS–intentionally–in the essay below.

Cheers,

MaryEllen Tribby

Centerpointe CEO

P.S. If you’re interested in learning all the principles, tools and insights you need to create whatever you want in life, you will definitely want to check out Bill Harris’s transformative online course (on sale at half price):

The Life Principles Integration Process. Learn more in the Check It Out section below.


Focus
The Most Powerful Magnet for Success (or Failure)

by MaryEllen Tribby
Centerpointe CEO

Remember old fashioned cameras (that weren’t in your phone)? They had intricate lenses you had to focus by hand. The process was very precise and technical and your results were 100% determined by

...what you focused on.

If you didn’t get the results you wanted, it was because the lens wasn’t focused properly. One little tic to the right or left and you would’ve had the perfect shot. Right?

The good news about that is that you had the power to shift the focus, and the result, of the image. Today I’d like to explore something that you can do, just like shifting the focus point on a camera...

...to shift the results of your life.

We all want the “tack sharp” beautiful, abundant, fulfilling life of our daydreams, right? Here’s how you get it:

Focus.

​​As Bill Harris so often said: “What you focus on determines your results.” 

And he was right. I’ve been using this principle in my life, very successfully, for decades. And I’ve seen it happen with other people, over and over again, with terrific results.

In order to get want you want in life, you must focus your mind toward what you want, and away from what you don’t want.

Your brain is a very powerful magnet. It acts like a heat-seeking missile, drawing to you whatever it is you are focusing on. And the more energy, vibrance, and passion you conjure up in your imagination…

...the harder your brain works to make those thoughts a reality.

Whatever you focus on most–the failure or the success, the love or the betrayal, the win or the loss–the more situations, people, and resources you will attract to make the object of your focus a reality.

The Science of Focus

This isn’t just woo-woo, pie-in-the-sky thinking. There are scientific reasons and countless studies that prove this out.

Your brain has a mechanism called the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The (RAS) is a bundle of nerves at your brainstem that filters out unnecessary information so the important stuff gets through.

It’s the reason you hear your name in a crowded room. It’s the reason you see BMWs everywhere, the moment you decide to buy a BMW. It’s why red flags go up when you sense something isn’t on the up-and-up. Or why you trip on the same pothole every time.

It’s also the reason–if you focus too often on how hard something is–your brain automatically leaps to the obstacles and not the solutions. In effect…

...it attracts the obstacles, rather than the solutions.

Let me give you a powerful example. People who know me and my family, know that we are all sports nuts. We all play competitive sports, and pretty successfully. My son, Conner, is the quarterback of the football team. My daughter, Michaela, plays collegiate softball. And my youngest daughter, Delaney, is training to play professional tennis.

Delaney has won dozens of junior tournaments, she has a great coach, and a ton of natural talent. Everyone says she’s the next Chris Evert. But, she used to have doubts, and would get very nervous before her matches.

If you were to ask her why that was, she’d tell you that she was afraid of losing.

This is exactly the opposite of what she should have been focusing on. Rather than say, “I don’t want to lose,” Delaney is learning to say, over and over, “I want to win.” “I want to win.” “I’m going to win.” “I can win this.”

Like a magnet, whenever her thoughts turn to fears of getting beat, of double-faulting, or hitting the ball into the net, she starts attracting those very mistakes and outcomes!

Just like she trains her body to hit the tennis ball in a certain way to get a desired result, she trains her brain to focus on the ace serve, the cross-court winner, and the perfect lob. She focuses on what it will feel like to win, to hold that trophy over her head, to climb in the national rankings.

The more vivid and detailed her thoughts are on winning, the more likely it is that she will consistently set herself up to win. 

Train Your Brain

As you can see, it’s very important that your mind leans toward want you want, toward resourceful thoughts and feelings that serve you, and away from those that quietly sabotage you.

Bear in mind, “positive thinking” isn’t automatic or easy. It doesn’t come to us naturally. And there’s a scientific reason for that…

...in case you’re feeling bad about yourself for being “negative” too often.

Our brain, since caveman days, had to be alert to potential dangers in order to survive. We evolved as a species by being highly aware of our surroundings. We were ingrained, for our very survival, to focus on the negative…

...to spend time, energy, and resources on potential dangers.

This is why it’s so easy, so automatic, to focus on the negative things that may–or may not– happen in our lives. But this habit can be changed.

You can retrain your brain, and make positive, resourceful thoughts and feelings become your automatic response.

A side note: Don’t feel bad when you find yourself traveling down a dark tunnel of fears, doubts, and “what-ifs”. You brain is pre-wired that way. But you can retrain your brain to lean in a new direction...toward the resourceful thoughts that serve you, instead of those that ultimately sabotage you.

Keep using your Holosync, and be on the alert for negative thoughts and feelings. As soon as you recognize them, flip them over. Find the opposite feelings, the positive results, the great outcomes...and aim your brain on those things instead.

You will find–with that same powerful magnet known as your brain…

...that you’re automatically attracting good, abundant and beautiful things into your life.


Bill Harris’s Masterclass: 

An intensive online course that leads you step-by-step through all the principles, tools and insights you need…

...to create whatever you want in life.

The Life Principles Integration Process will show you how to gain conscious control over many key aspects of your life that are usually unconscious…

...and which are holding you back from being happier and more effective.





Wise Words


This Really Happened

I’m in the military and am stationed overseas now. When you say that the future is stressful, you’re right! 

I have found with the [Holosync] program that I’m more focused and calmer during stressful times (which is just about every day, multiple times a day). 

Because I am a professional warrior, the program is invaluable in helping me maintain a sense of balance.

The [Holosync] program is compatible with military life and has increased my performance in and out of the field. 

~Van

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