Remain Focused on That Which You Fully Control

March 29, 2022 pwm1

If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.

—General George S. Patton (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
General Patton Memorial Museum. Statue of the General in front of the museum in his honor, near the site of the Desert Training Center (DTC) where over one million troops trained in the California desert.

Put another way, if we perform our focus-driven actions, our desired results will eventually fall into place. It is not enough to stay busy throughout the day; we must complete the tasks that will move us forward towards our own goals, not someone else’s. This takes pre-planning and constant vigilance, but we should find the alternatives loathsome.     

—Mike Hazell

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