Pay Attention John! You need to pay attention John! Where is your mind John? Pay attention! Growing up I can’t tell you how many times I hear those phrases from my mother and father and certainly my teachers in school. A stellar student I was not. It turns out they were dead on the money and I hate it when that happens. As the saying goes the older I get the more intelligent my parents became. It has always been true and always has provides the same level of irritation.
In this case I don’t think they really understood the ramifications of really paying attention. Charles Haanell says in 6-17 “Attention or concentration is probably the most important essential in the development of mind culture The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment of which can be acquired.”Freaking WOW! That is quite a statement. Most important essential, startling, very highest. These are not casual words. These are words that are used only for the highest of praise. Is this word attention really deserving of such high praise?
If you look back during the past 6 weeks. attention to some special item is all we have done. Attention to your DMP. (for the uninitiated DMP stands for Definite Major Purpose) Attention to writing the DMP…. not just casually but with real clarity and attention to focus and detail. Attention to your press release. …………….. every little detail that you can put together for your new life. If you spent as much time on this as I did, you have a clear picture of your future self and who is in it. Attention to repetition of the DMP every day for 3 times a day This week the movie poster and attention to smart goals and attention to creating more ways to drive the message of your future life deep into the subconscious. Attention to “I can be what I will to be” thrice daily or as many times as you think of it. It is attention to any characteristic that will help you achieve what we all want so badly which is a whole life for ourselves and for our families. Each of us may have different views of what that may be but in the end we want to follow and achieve that true bliss. It can be achieved if we just learn to pay attention. Seems pretty simple…. Who Knew?