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Consider the lowly laser beam. It’s actually a very weak source of energy, only a few watts. But because it is intensely focused, the laser can be used to bounce a message off a satellite, cut a diamond, or perform cancer surgery.

This week…you are the laser beam. You bring an intense focus to everything you do. As a result, you get more done and do it better, with less stress and less wasted motion.

In the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, you have learned the secret of real achievement:

“If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself [or anything else]…you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.

Yes, there was a time when you felt fragmented, pulled in a dozen directions, when it seemed like you had too many things to do and not enough time to do anything well.

But now you are discovering the power of being fully engaged, fully present, fully focused on the matter at hand—whether a major project or talking to a child or cleaning the floor or dealing with a nasty problem.

As a result, you experience the inner unity of harnessing all your human powers to the present moment.

And the people around you are amazed at your calm ability to stay focused and get things done.

Because…you are the laser beam.