I recently read an article by David Brooks about Ernest Hemingway. As I read the article, I thought to myself, Hemingway was a dramatic flip flopper. Solar plexus living, third eye writing, solar plexus living, third eye writing. He demonstrated extremes, profound and sustained focus in the midst of the disciple of his work, but in his life he was known to be drunk most of the time. A solar plexus problem.

Brooks points out, “even amid the wreckage…he could write books like For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea.”

The power of focus and discipline should never be underestimated. I advocate applying focus and discipline to our emotional, personal lives as well as our professional pursuits in equal measure.

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