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What Is Focus?

 My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.
- Bill Gates

I looked up the dictionary definition of 'focus' with the help of dictionary.reference.com. They had 9 different definitions. Among them were:

noun - a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity

verb - to concentrate


I think that both definitions are relevant to what we're doing. By focusing on our financial activities we're making them a central point of attention, we're concentrating on them. That concentration separates our financial activies. It gives them a special importance.

So I encourage you to take a moment to focus any time that you take any financial activity this month. You might be surprised at what you learn about your finances and yourself.

This post originally appeared in Financial Independence. FI is a daily message designed to help people take control of their financial lives. To find out more check out the Financial Independence page.

Comments

 

Millers Grain House said:

Timely today since I just told my girls that today was a non-focused day for me. Not near enough forward movement came out of this day!

Thank the Lord tomorrow is a new day!

December 3, 2009 6:09 PM

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For more than 25 years, Gary Foreman has worked to manage money effectively. Prior to starting The Dollar Stretcher, he was a financial planner and purchasing manager. While helping clients manage their hard earned money as a financial planner, he applied commonsense, time-tested techniques during the turbulent 1980’s. The experience convinced him that you didn’t need to hit the lottery to accumulate significant wealth. Following that, Gary had an opportunity to learn more about how to get the best value for a dollar spent in the corporate world. As the Purchasing Manager for a computer manufacturer, he was responsible for supervising over $10 million in annual purchases. Gary began The Dollar Stretcher website <www.TheDollarStretcher.com> and newsletters in April 1996. Over 300,000 readers benefit from the time and money saving ideas presented in The Dollar Stretcher newsletters each week. His mission is to help people "Live Better for Less". He also provides private label newsletters for companies wishing to provide money saving information for their clients and/or prospects. Gary lives in Florida along with his wife of thirty years and their two children. Much of his time is spent working with the men's ministry of his church. One of their ongoing projects is the "Holy Smoke BBQ" which sells bbq on Friday nights with the profits going to support local foster kids and orphans. When he has a free moment you’ll find him restoring a Checker station wagon nicknamed “Two Ton” or cruising in a '65 Impala SS Convertible with doo-wops playing in the background.

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