Focus. Having focus in all aspects in life is the key to everything. When you maintain focus, your levels of productivity skyrocket. You will find yourself utilizing every second of your day whether you are at work, exercising, or just enjoying your time out with friends and/or family. Being in the moment changes everything. It changes your perception to what is going on around you as well as truly taking absorbing input of what is going on around you as well. When we focus in on the tasks at hand and space out all the negativity and other non-beneficial factors surrounding us, we reach self-actualization.

Self-actualization is when we transcend our normal perception of how big even the small moments in our lives are. When we self-actualize, we are fulfilling our true potential. Take pride in your actions. Think to yourself, “no matter what I am doing, I want to be the best at it,” or, “whatever I am talking about, I want to be the most informed. Why give a half effort and shortchange yourself? There are only so many hours in a day. If we are not utilizing them, those hours are not refunded. They are gone.

Remember to let life come to you. When you are dealing with adversity, take a breath and take each task on one at a time. When life is handing you positivity, enjoy that gift but always be thankful and not take it for granted. Learn to live with the ups and downs. Having the focus required to condition yourself for what life will throw at you is the key to finding the silver lining. You will find yourself in moments of self-actualization where you realize that you are reaching your potential. Your work ethic, focus, and key utilization of the time you allocated to this task has paid off. Go win the day!