Category Archives: Focus

What Do You See And What Are Your Missing?

“What are you missing out on because you don’t see it? You don’t realize it is there because you miss it? We see what we expect to see. We often find what we assume is there. Often, we miss that which is right there in front of us. We miss the obvious. Have you noticed?

I’ll provide a simple example. I proofread my blog. I proofread my blog numerous times. I read it out loud and I still I miss mistakes. Fortunately, I have a wonderful person,  Lindsey, who goes through it after I do. She, too, reads it. She catches mistakes that I’ve missed.

You should know this process takes place after the blog has been published and sent out. She emails me the corrections. I correct the already published blog. It doesn’t correct the one sent but corrects the blog at the website. I write in the early AM hours.

Don’t Miss Out On Something That Could Be Amazing

Because I do, I write, review, publish.  She gets it and emails me what I missed. The ideal process would be for her to review and edit first, but that doesn’t work with our schedules. I hope you understand.
I hope you are okay with typos and grammatical errors.

The  point of this example IS that I’m looking for the error but I’m not always seeing them. I miss them. Usually, words like ‘you’ and ‘your’ or ‘the’ and ‘they’ get missed. Sometimes it is an added ‘s’ or even a misspelling. There is a reason why I miss these simple errors.

I wrote it. I know what I wanted to say. My mind knows what the word should be. Even though I read it, out loud twice, I may not catch it. My eyes or my mind deceive me. I miss the typos. This is really cool in some ways because it illustrates what the mind can do.

We Don’t See Things As They Are – We See Things As We Are

Perception is everything. What we believe shapes our reality. What we expect to discover is what we discover. What we expect will happen, often does. This is true whether we look for blessings or for problems. We know what we think so we are likely to find that.

Or, miss that! If we can miss simple things like grammar and spelling errors, imagine what else we might be missing because our brain expects something else.  You might be missing  all sorts of good because you’re focused on the problem in front of you.

This is why mindset is important. This is why attention is important. Where your attention goes, energy flows. If your mind is focused on debt, your likely to find it. Your likely to miss out on abundance. If you are focused on what’s wrong, you might miss all that’s right.

What I Am Looking For Is Not Found Out There – It Is In Me

The mind can miss little things or big things. Just as when you put down your keys and then can’t find them. Even though they’re right in front of you! If you want to manifest better health, focus on health. Stop paying attention to illness. You get what you focus on.

Stop paying attention to debt. Stop paying attention to what’s wrong and start paying attention to what’s right. Put your focus on the positive and you’ll discover more positive. Put your attention on what you are grateful for and you will find more to enjoy. Stop worrying and start celebrating. In fact, celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

ENJOY!

Have a blessed day!

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An Actor’s Thoughts: The Importance Of Focus

“Why do I write about distraction and the importance of being focused? As an actor, concentration is everything. Energy flows where your attention goes. You must pay attention! This is true for everyone. What you focus on expands. Your thoughts do matter.

An actor must be of one mind. If the actor’s attention is split, part on the character the actor portrays, and part on remembering one’s lines, the performance will suffer. The actor’s full attention must be on the character created. This is why you rehearse and learn lines.

The actor rehearses to be free of distractions and free in the moment, as the character, to take advantage of opportunities that present, during the scene. The actor must listen and concentrate on the others in the scene. Attention is everything. Remember this!

Practice Creates Confidence – Confidence Gives You Power

This is true for all of us; everyone. We can learn from the actor’s commitment and dedication. The actor spends time memorizing and rehearsing so, when performing, it appears fresh, as if it is occurring for the very first time. BUT it is well rehearsed. It is practiced!

All of us can benefit from rehearsal and practice. Athletes and teams rehearse and practice. Musicians and all performing artists practice thousands and thousands of hours to be able to perform in real time. All skills require we wire them in; golf, swimming, piano, cooking.

Jugglers and tightrope walkers practice to get good and to make it look like they are doing some things for the very first time. They practice making it look dangerous and scary. Sometimes, it really is. They wouldn’t think to attempt something without wiring it in!

Every Practice Session Is A Learning Process – Learn Success

Why should we expect any less of ourselves when it come to making our lives great and our dreams come true? Manifesting what you want, making it happen, IS a skill. It requires practice. Managing your thoughts and feelings and actions require the same commitment.

Spend time each day affirming and visualizing what you want and you will get better at it. Take inspired actions toward your goal, get up off your butt and do something in that direction and you will get better at it. Read and fill your mind with positive thoughts.

Everyday do something. Even if it is only a little bit, it is better than nothing. Imagine. Act AS IF you already are and have what you want. The more time you put into creating it, the better you get, and the closer you get to actually having it. Practice, practice, practice!

Knowledge Is Useless Unless And Until You Put It Into Practice

When the going gets tough you get what you practice. You weather the storms better when you travel in advance of the world. You prepare for all events and circumstances by training and conditioning your responses. EMTs, firefighters all train to be ready.

Don’t expect any less of yourself. Commit to being the best. Don’t rely on magic, rely on you. YOU are much more likely to make it happen than wishing will make it happen. Practice success skills. Practice feeling happy and successful. Practice gratitude! Enjoy.

Be thankful. Practice positive thinking and attitude. Practice feeling joyful and enthused. Practice abundance. Feel abundance! Practice manifesting and creating. Make it happen. Practice getting along with others and support them. Practice listening and paying attention. Practice positivity. Practice focus. Practice speaking only to bless, heal and prosper. Practice celebrating! Practice feeling delighted! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Don’t miss the marvelous while focused on the mundane!

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Are You Failing Because You Are Distracted? Yes!

“My recent blogs were devoted to two concepts; why you fail and is media, and more, distracting you from your goals and dreams? There are many factors that usurp your power. If you aren’t able to realize the power you have, you may never maximize your potential.

The distractions, those deliberately imposed, and those that simply arise in daily living, compete for your attention. They rob you of focus. They lead you astray when you succumb to them. Your thoughts become diluted so the results you get are weakened.

If you are distracted, you may never realize your true self and what you are capable of achieving. Because you are ‘caught up’ you miss out. Napoleon Hill called it ‘drifting’, as a cork bobs along in the current. There is no power in drifting. Power is in your focus.

Everything Is Energy – Your Thoughts Begin It …

Power is in your decisions and determination. Power is in managing your thoughts, feelings, and actions. If anything can distract you, it will lead you away from what is most important. If it can take you away from pursuing your goals and dreams, it will. You lose out.

That is why, social networking, popular books, movies, music, gossip, bad news, is dangerous. It takes you out of the game. Your focus isn’t on who  you can become, and what you can accomplish, it’s caught up in the bad news and banter on your feed. Focus is everything!

Energy flows where your attention goes. What you focus on expands. You become what you think about most frequently. I’m not saying there isn’t room for entertainment or frivolity that makes you feel good. There is plenty of room for it. It’s how much time is spent?

… Your Emotions Amplify It – Your Actions Increase Its Momentum

If most of your time is caught up in media distraction, daily distractions, traffic and nuisances in work and home life, then less time is spent focused on what you want. If you get what you focus on,  how will you get what you want, if you’re not focused on it?

You have to control what you pay attention to. That is why it is important to read and listen to material that inspires and motivates you to continue your pursuit, daily. It is why you need to hang out with positive like minded people who are making things happen.

It is the reason you attend seminars and events and invest in yourself. All of these help you to stay focused on your goals and dreams, and expand your imagination to include more good things. Spend more time on what is important, and less time on what isn’t.

Take Back Your Attention – Energy – Time And Emotions 

Affirm and visualize. Enjoy making your world what you want it to be. Contribute to others positively, and allow them to contribute to you. That is much better for you than the latest bad news or gossip. The goal, of the powers that be, is that you spend money trying.

If you become what you want to be, you live life on your terms. You have choice and power. You can opt in or opt out. If you are always struggling you are spending your time, energy and money to become. If you never become you keep struggling. Get it? It’s a cycle.

Put an end to the distractions. You get nowhere drifting and being wishy washy. Focus! Focus yourself. Become a laser beam and enjoy the process. Find the people, things, and circumstances you are grateful for and focus on these, instead. You’ll get more bang for this buck than discussing headlines. Get it? Practice gratitude. Live fully. Delight in life. Manage your thoughts and your feelings and actions and results will align. FOCUS! Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

ENJOY!

Discover delight each instant!

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Is Media Trying To Addict You And Dumb You Down?

“Lots of news. Lots happening. Daily breaking news. Media messages bombard us on TV, newspapers, blogs, internet, social media. We are hit with thousands of messages every moment. We can’t escape it any more than we can escape microwaves and cell towers.

Some think the media manipulates us. It could be that is accurate. It can try, at least. It can wear us down so we are apathetic and don’t care anymore. A lie repeated often enough can be substituted as the truth. We get dumber, not smarter. Yes, it can have this affect.

It may be that it’s designed to make us feel helpless or hopeless. It may be done to control our thinking; tell us what to think and believe. We are products of our family, peer groups and society. Manipulation is not that big of a stretch, to think it not possible.

Simplify Your Life – Learn To Say No – Keep Your Power

However, it doesn’t control you, unless you let it. If you let it run your thoughts, then, yes, perhaps, it has that power to influence. It can’t control you, but it may influence you. If you don’t let it, it can’t. You are in charge. There is a question you might ask about media.

Do I feel more empowered and in charge by what I see and hear daily or do I feel more helpless and hopeless? Evaluate the affect you think it has on you. If you feel less than glorious, less in charge, more helpless and hopeless, then you can act to change it.

There is no reason to remain a victim. Pay attention. Everything is designed to make you an addict. Food additives, MSG, HFCS, and others in processed food. Nicotine in cigarettes. Alcohol. Media which includes movies, books and music. They want us consuming.

Want More Time Freedom Energy And Money – Start Saying No

People are addicted to news. People are addicted to BAD news. What we focus on is what we get. I don’t know if it is nefarious. Are there powers trying to dumb down the people for total domination? Perhaps. More likely, just trying to get you to part with your dollars.

Claim your life and your mind and your time and your health back. Take it all back and put yourself in charge of you. Decide what you want and whether or not it gets you closer, or further away, from your hopes, goals and dreams. You are either thriving or dying.

Put a premium on your time because that you NEVER get back. Instead of struggling decide and determine to make life fun. Make it an adventure. Enjoy it. Delight and thrill. Transform it through the renewing of your mind and heart. Practice gratitude. Limit the negativity. Promote the positivity. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Magic happens every moment!

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How To Be A Failure

For centuries, leaders have been trying to teach how to be a success. I decided to show you what leads to failure so that maybe, just maybe, you will stop doing that and change! Unsuccessful people, failures, do things differently than people who are successful.

They think crappy thoughts. Do you think negative; think like a loser? Don’t believe you can. Excuse, whine, accuse, blame others and the world around you for your situation. Crappy thoughts lead to crappy feelings. You feel bad then think more crappy thoughts.

It is a cycle. Crappy feelings don’t make you feel like doing anything. You are unmotivated so you take no constructive actions. No actions leads to no results or bad results. Bad results lead to more crappy thoughts and more crappy feelings and doing even less. It’s a cycle.

What Consumes Your Mind Controls Your Life

Bad thoughts lead to bad feelings, lead to bad actions, lead to bad results, lead to bad thoughts. The cycle perpetuates itself. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? If the answer is ‘no’ then you must start by changing your thinking. That IS the very FIRST step.

If you want your life to change you must change things in your life. You cannot continue doing the same things repeatedly and expect it to be different. That is crappy thinking. Your habits of thought, feeling and action define you. Your reality is created by you.

If you want to change, you change your thinking. Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings, which lead to positive actions, which lead to positive results. The cycle perpetuates itself. You have a choice. You have a decision to make each moment. Which cycle do you prefer?

You Become What You Think About Most Of The Time

Which one is your present reality? If it isn’t what you want decide to change it today. Begin reading and listening to positive, inspiring, motivational material. Recite affirmations. Visualize. Take an active approach to changing your thoughts. Take charge of your thinking.

Shift from the negative. Don’t repeat negative thoughts out loud. Stop telling stories to family and friends how things suck. Begin to think differently. Start thinking and saying, ‘I am not sure, yet, how it is going to work out but it will all work out for the best.’ It will!

DO things that make you feel good. Get a massage. Go for a walk, a swim, a movie. Enjoy a nice meal. HANG OUT with positive, inspiring, motivating, encouraging people. Take a seminar or workshop. Express your gratitude. All of this makes a difference.

What You Say Is What You Get – Change Your Self Talk And Story

If you keep doing what you always have you will continue to create what you already have. If it isn’t what you want that is a shame. There is no one who is doing it to you, but you. Right now you can change that. Start today. Be grateful! You can. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

ENJOY!

Make today marvelous!

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Experts Reveal: The Determining Factor Between Being Rich Or Poor

“What do successful or rich people do that gives them the edge? Most people, who are not successful and rich, don’t do this? That’s why there’s a difference between who succeeds and who doesn’t. There is a difference between the wealthy and those who aren’t.

Yup, it is mindset or attitude. It is the expectation the successful, or rich person has, that those who aren’t, do not have. Rich people expect to succeed. That’s it! It is that simple! Successful people expect to continue to succeed.  The believe in themselves!

They have confidence in their talents and abilities. They believe they can always find or create a way to have what they want. They know they can make it happen. They trust their ingenuity and creativity. They feel it with every fiber of their being. They FEEL it first!

Focus On Being A Blessing And You Will Always Be Blessed

It is the feeling and the mindset, the expectation or certainty, that they will be successful, that makes the difference. They take 100% responsibility for creating their future. They determine what they want and decide to go for it. They know THEY make it happen.

They are open and receptive to insights coming from anywhere. They trust their gut or intuition. They are receptive to unexpected good happening for them, because they know it will. They know! No matter how difficult the road, they will get there. They believe!

You can too. The rule is, if you want it, you have to go get it. You have to go first. You create it and make it happen. Your mindset is more important than your actions because your right mindset directs your actions. Hence, you work smarter not harder. Get it? You do it.

There Is Always Something Good Coming Soon – Remember This

You adjust and continue. You keep the faith. Open yourself up to some unexpected good. Be willing to be blessed beyond belief. Allow yourself to ‘act as if’ you already have all you desire and express how good that feels. Express your gratitude and you will create more good. Do it! Delight in all. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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How much fun can you stand today?

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Why You Should Celebrate Troubling Times And Circumstances!

“My post yesterday posited that everything is a blessing. Whether or not that is ‘true’ everything can be viewed as a blessing. It is all about our perception, our mindset and whether that supports us or not. When you fill your being with gratitude, everything transforms.

Gratitude is the fastest and healthiest means of positively changing everything about yourself, and your life, for the better. That means true gratitude. Actually, feeling the feelings. The more we feel deep appreciation, and lasting thankfulness, the more we benefit.

The way to develop gratitude is to begin becoming aware of what things, people, events and circumstances there are in your life, all around you, at any moment, that you can give thanks for. Look around and note them. It doesn’t matter how big or small.

Train Yourself To Look For And Find The Blessing In Everything

Write them down. Keep a daily gratitude journal. List 10 or 25 things each day. While you do, sense the appreciation you have for each. Look back over your life and and connect the dots. You might be grateful for both the good and bad times that brought you to today.

Celebrate the lessons, too. Anything and everything. The more you find that you are already grateful for, the more room you make for more good things in your life. Delight in all. Let go of the negativity and focus on being grateful and positive. Live it up! Live IT up!

Celebrate and be grateful no matter what happens. If you can celebrate tough times, and be thankful, they no longer are as bad. You take the sting and power out of them if you think, ‘hooray, crack out the champagne and let’s celebrate this!’ It is 100% attitude!

Be Different Than Most – Count Your Blessings Not Your Problems

You either are bigger than all of your obstacles and challenges or you are not. Make it a point to be bigger. Be a champion, a winner, a victor. Live like you are! Act like you are! Claim it! Declare it! No matter how bad times are, you are capable to handle them well.

Everything is a blessing is as true today as it was yesterday. Times change. Things get better and things get worse. Everything is still a blessing. Troubled times are a sign that things are changing. Boiling water is always noisiest prior to the rolling boil. Molecules banging.

Things get agitated. Heated up. In our daily lives and all around us. It is all good. It is what it is! When the economy goes bad, many become very rich. It isn’t the times or events that determine the outcome but your attitude. Can you find opportunity in them?

Be Grateful For The Small Things The Big Things And Everything

Make it a point to focus on the blessing. You may not know what is coming next. Expect the best. Expectations shape results. Intend it to be the best. If it isn’t, adjust and continue. Find or create a way to be thankful, to work with what is, and to celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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