“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” —- Albert Einstein

Einstein identifies something powerful here. The source of his genius. Absolute focus. Absolute focus is the key to all great human achievement. Its opposite, preoccupation, is the enemy of all achievement. Write this thought down, because it can change your life: Preoccupation is the enemy of all achievement. In any activity, preoccupation is the enemy. It’s true with cooking, driving, golfing, gardening, painting, anything. Taking ownership is the highest form of focus: It’s a willingness to bring everything you’ve got to a situation. To live in the now. When you do that, your spirit wakes up to join you in the fun. Owners are focused. Victims are always preoccupied.