The Power of Focus!

by Lisa Jimenez

Remember when the "experts" told us that one of the keys to success was multi-tasking?

It was a lie!

I bought into the whole philosophy of doing ten things at once. Cram another load of laundry in the dryer while I answer the phone, listen to my son while he tells me about his day, write a marketing letter in my head, wonder if I turned off the coffee pot, shoot up a quick prayer, think about what I'm making for dinner, all while I'm visualizing my dream life!

Ha! It was insanity. And it had to stop.

Does your life look like a gyroscope, spinning around at a frantic pace -- but not going in any specific direction? Busy-ness is the enemy that keeps you small and ensures mediocrity.

Think of it scientifically. We all know that diffused light has little power or impact, but you can concentrate its energy by focusing it. With a magnifying glass, the rays of the sun can be focused to set grass on fire. When light is focused even more as a laser beam, it can cut through steel.

That's the power of focused energy.

Now, apply this principle of focused energy to your life. Diffused energy (busy-ness and aimless distractions) has little power or impact. But when you concentrate your energy by focusing it, you have created a laser beam of power.

What would your life look like next week if you used the power of your attention on ONE project today? That sales letter would be written and sent out. That prospect would have all she needs to make an educated decision. That spouse and those kids would feel they are really loved. That closet, garage, office would be organized and free of clutter.

There's so much power in focused attention and concentrated energy!

Remember the days when you were five years old? You lived in the world you wanted to create. If you wanted to be a fire fighter, you were one - right then at that moment! If you wanted to be in Africa, you were - right then at that moment! Kids can create their perfect world in their imagination instantaneously.

This ability to use your imagination was your first experience of the power of focus. You still have that ability. When was the last time you used it?

When was the last time you tapped into your imagination and spent a day, a weekend or a whole week dreaming about the possibilities for you in your life? When was the last time you spent time alone thinking about what you really want and how you can manifest it?

And speaking of manifesting…

That's a fascinating word and an intriguing concept. I've spent years discerning it and realize I haven't even touched the depths of its power. Genesis, the very first book of the Old Testament, starts out, "In the beginning God created…" And in all the text of all the following books of both the Old and New Testament, this is not repeated. Instead, it says, "manifest."

This got me thinking. Could it be that ALL things are already created? Everything already exists? And if all things exist right now, in this moment, how do they come into existence on this physical plane? How do they become evident, clear, and visible?

The word "manifest" means to make evident, clear, and visible. Manifesting is partnering with God. When you manifest you are a vessel, bringing what's already created into the physical plane. You are birthing ideas, people, material things, and love. You are not creating them, for they are already created and exist in the Mind of God. But you are making them evident, clear, and visible!

Wow. What a privilege! And what if God, in His infinite wisdom, power, and love, is searching the world over for someone who believes they can partner with Him and bring ideas, material things, people, and love to the physical?

Is that person you?

Most people are afraid of that power. They live a life of busy-ness and aimless distraction so they won't ever have to come into their true brilliance.

Maybe it's time to be different.

If you are like me, and you know in your heart that you were born for more and you are open to exploring the richness of partnering with God, I want to help you manifest what you really want. Networking Times is sponsoring the Rich Life Webinar on February 2nd, 2005. This is a program like no other. It is all about learning how to manifest your true desires and live a life you were born to live!

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If this experience is what you're ready for, sign up for The Rich Life Webinar today.

Richest blessings to you,

Lisa Jimenez, M.Ed.

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