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My beautiful grandson, Triton, was “upset” with me this morning for having all the campers read this story (I’m sharing below) about him from my book this morning. ūüôā

But I don’t think he was really that upset; inside I think he’s proud, and rightfully so.

The story was of an interaction with him a couple of years ago by the way; he’s seven today.

 

Anyways, I am going to share the story with you here too and, if you’d like to download a free copy of the book for yourself, you can do so at TampaKravmaga.com, where you can also sign up for a 2 week free trial.

More on me and writing at StephenDelCastillo.com

And, here are the 3 take-aways from the story that I shared with my camper students this morning about this sub-chapter/blog:

  1. Unlike flight and shooting lava from your hands, Focus is a superpower which is real and that you can develop in yourselves and those you’re raising.
  2. Like all my Blackbelt Superpowerpowers, it is a super power in that:
    1. it is rare;
    2. those that possess it accomplish superhuman things and;
    3. it can be used not only for self but in the service of others.
  3. Developing Focus is simple, but not easy. Here are a few things you can do to start focusing on your focus.
    1. For the Focus that denotes the ability to block out distractions and concentrate on what’s important:
      1. Practice focusing where you are at and on one thing at a time. Gradually increase the time you can do it.
      2. For said time, and any time that requires Focus, elminate distractions, including and especially, from alerts, motifications and your phone, email and sopcial media in general.
      3. Focus your eyes, focus your ears, focus your mind and focus your body.
    2. For the positive Focus of energy:
      1. Focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want.
      2. Catch yourself when you fail at the above suggestion and redirect yourself to more positive thoughts.
      3. Train yourself for this by reading the right books, listening to the right audio, watching the right videoos and associating with the right group.
    3. Take me up on my 2 week free trial at Krav Maga Martial Arts! We are experts at focusing your focus! 

1.4 Focus Is My Superpower 

My Grandson asked me last night if I have any powers, and I said  yes. When he asked me

what my super power was, I told him ‚ÄúFocus‚ÄĚ.

He said, “that’s just normal Ninja stuff ‘Buelo!” Which of course¬† brought a chuckle to me, and then continued, “powers are like flying or¬† shooting lava from your hands”.

While I am sure that the powers of flight and of lava projection are  cool too, I am here to tell you that Focus is a Superpower!

Energy flows where focus goes. We get more of what we focus on. The first step towards developing this power is just to believe that it’s¬† real.

Many people stay in negative cycles where they “never get a break”¬† or everything bad seems to continuously happen to them or “every time¬† I start to get ahead something comes and knocks me down”.

The first step towards changing that is to stop saying that- and to also¬† eradicate the self limiting belief that someone else just has it easier or¬† better, doesn’t have their own problems they’re negotiating and/or that it¬† just comes easy to them.

This kind of thinking is not only not helpful, but also just isn’t true. Focus is a Superpower- and works for evil as well as good (it depends¬† what you focus on!)

I was having a discussion with someone recently who told me that¬† I’ve just always had willpower to do what I say I am going to do and that¬† it just doesn’t come naturally to her.

I explained that it doesn’t come easy to anyone.

It’s just that every time I do what I tell myself I am going to do I get¬† stronger, just like every time I don’t the opposite is true. Willpower, like¬† Focus and ALL of the superpowers are as available as they are elusive to¬† all. They get stronger with practice and weaker (or worse) without¬† practice.

Choose to develop the Superpower of Focus in your life and in your¬† kids. It’s the one that can lead to all the rest.

 

Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts
TampaKravMaga.com         StephenDelCastillo.com

 

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About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., 33549. Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas.

See stephendelcastillo.com for more information and to order my book, Developing Your Superpower, Meditations on Mastery, Volume 1.

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