Be The Best.

Power of Focus

For those of you who have known me for a while, you know I like goals.  That extends from my work, to family to personal etc.

I believe goal setting is the cornerstone of getting things done and moving forward.

However…there is one life lesson that I am still learning.

I read a book years ago called Power of Focus.  I totally recommend this to everyone.  There is a story in that book about a very successful Australian businessman who came from nothing and overcame significant odds to succeed both as a businessman and as a philanthropist.  When asked the secret of his success he said he took a day each week and closed himself off in a room and did nothing but think.


At the time I couldn’t think of taking 10 minutes where something wasn’t happening.

I must say that to this day, I’m still not great at stopping.  It seems counterproductive to doing…but it is quite the opposite.  As our weather warms up a little more I take advantage of sitting outside and the discipline is to do it without a book, COMPUTER, music, BLACKBERRY, phone etc.

I don’t know that I’ll ever achieve a day per week, but my new goal is 1 hour per week of sitting, thinking, and engaging in the power of focus.

Have a great day.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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