‘The Winning Formula=Focus’

     By Ashley Thekiso @AshOfCeremonies                                                  [Program Director/MC, Entrepreneur & Freelance Writer]

  Eyta fellow hustlers: How many times have you sat at your office desk telling yourself that you will not move from the desk until something productive happens or until your lunch time is due? Well we all have those days of anti-creativity however the best way to combat those days is to keep a card or picture in your wallet that will serve as a reminder of the road ahead and your life mission as a whole. It is quite easy to get distracted by the little things in life, however one needs to learn to accelerate performance when the going gets tough. Focus is what I am talking about today. Focus means to forget all your problems; it is to be able to concentrate on the important factors of your life that will lead you to success regardless of your financial situation. [Lack of money has never stopped anyone from succeeding, but lack of ambition and focus are sure killers of many dreams]. No one starts out at the top except if your aim is to rise up quick like yeast, but as long as you remember that dough with yeast flops soon as you take it out of the sun for kneeling. This is not me trying to scare you; all I am saying is that you need to have a thick skin more than that of an elephant if you want to succeed in this world. You need to be able to ignore all else that is presented to you. You need to be able to say no, to be able to concentrate so deeply on your goals that anything else is invisible to you. You need to have the type of focus that cannot even be disturbed or interrupted by money. You see dear hustler; many entrepreneurs come across some money in the first stages of business and get overwhelmed by it. You will understand at a later stage that this all has to do with what you put into your mind by the books you read and your daily thoughts. It all boils down to preparing; getting so ready for your success that it does not overwhelm you to the slightest bit. But as I said before, you need to be focused on the future wealth more than the present riches. The difference here is that little money made today will not be the same in value tomorrow depending on what you use the money for. Focused people know that to buy anything that does not yield them cash flow or profit is a waste. The most successful people in the world have a focus so deep that you could wake them up at midnight ‘if you find them asleep’ to strike a business deal and they would be able to do it like they don’t sleep. Know what is important and put all your energy on that. The rest of life’s uncertainties won’t even leave a dent on you if you know where you are going and you have a definite focus on a strategy to getting there. All I am saying is that your FOCUS on achieving your goals will take you places. It is up to us to oil up the economic engine of South Africa, let’s pay our dues in this game so that when we finally make it; it is worth it. We have been given this freedom by those who came before us; the least we                                            can do is prove that we deserve it.                                                         Existence is given; Life is a choice – Ashley Thekiso