MKMMA Week 13


Persistence and focus is key to success at anything you do or want to accomplish.  There are many examples of where people have found success after failing numerous times, and at the point they had pretty much exhausted all options.  Edison is a great example, failing thousands of times before inventing the light bulb is just one of the many things he persisted at.

Edison was good at not being distracted; not letting the naysayers get him down, or make him believe that he could not succeed.  He was laser focused on the invention he was working on and vowed to not quit until he succeeded.

In recent years we have been given many excuses as to why people cannot find success, and why they will never accomplish what they desire.  These things have been given names like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to name a couple.  Most of the time, but not limited to, it is identified in children, and is said to develop in them over a period of time.  Basically what that says is children have persisted over a period to develop a disorder for not paying attention, not focusing, and not persisting.

A great example of that is the dog “Dug” in the movie UP!  And here is a short clip that shows exactly what not focusing on what you are doing causes.

Now the good news is we can overcome any of these old behaviors by being persistent in making the changes and focusing on the goal in sight.  A great example is that of a young golfer who had been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and was on prescription medication to help “control” it.  The interesting thing is he didn’t like how it made him feel, the mood swings, and the feeling that something might be “wrong” with him, and stopped taking the medication.

Most people know how concentration and focus are essential to playing golf, and the difference between making the shot or not making it, and how ADD/ADHD would be a huge handicap to a golfer.

By being persistent, by believing, focusing, and not giving up, this young golfer lowered his score, has shot rounds below par, or at par consistently, by simply changing his thoughts to “I will persist until I succeed.”


The journey continues, you can follow along right here.


Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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3 Responses to MKMMA Week 13

  1. Haha, great post Doug! So true, especially in today’s world… Focus is where our power lies 🙂

  2. I have ADD and it doesn’t even slow me down… to let it hinder you is just an excuse… a wise friend once told me “An Excuse is just a ‘Well Planned Lie'”…

  3. Larry Carr says:

    I agree. Too much attention paid to ADD, too little attention paid to FOCUS, PERSIST SUCCEED!

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