It is the necessary thing to achieve any goal. Single mindedness is the focus, the action that brings results. Belief in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy (a bit of sarcasm) will never accomplish anything in life except unfulfilled desires. When the bubble finally breaks and the truth revealed, it comes down to plan and execution. No plan equals nothing fulfilled.
You cannot expect something from nothing. A goal must be set and a path to bring fruition plotted out - this is also known as a plan. The plan must be flexible to accommodate change - because even the best plans will stumble across something not previously considered. This falls under the heading of "shit happens."
If single mindedness, unrelenting focus on the plan is used, the plan to reach the goal becomes the purpose of action. It can easily accommodate the "shit happens" stuff that happens along the path to achieving the goal.
Living in the 21st century has its distractions but single mindedness, focusing on the plan to bring about the goal and the goal itself can be practiced by meditation and visualization. Yes, it can be that simple. But you need to quite yourself and reach within. This requires putting down the gaming controls, turning off the television, and muting the smart phone - for 15 minutes a day. Santa, the Bunny, and some Fairy may have brought you all of those mind numbing electronics, but they sure as hell will not plan your plan bring it to fruition. That's up to you. So practice single mindedness, soon.
Copyright @2017 Terry Unger