QOD-172: The 3 Secrets of Change According to Socrates

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The secret of change is to focus your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

~~ Socrates

When I saw this quote it occurred to me that Socrates was saying three things in this statement. I’ve labeled these:

The 3 Secrets of Change According to Socrates

  1. Focus Your Energy
  2. Focus your energy on not fighting the old.
  3. Focus your energy on building the new.

Focus Your Energy – It is important to focus on what you are trying to change. John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire podcast talks about focus a lot and explains it as Follow One Course Until Successful, which makes a lot of sense.

Focus Your Energy on not fighting the old – Too many people continue to worry about what was. They keep trying to fight old battles. They keep their mind on what they could have done, or should have done not on what they should be doing, or can be doing.

Focus Your Energy on building the new – When you dream new dreams, set new goals, your energy has to be on what needs to be done to accomplish it. What’s new that I need to do?  When we start a new year, if we FOCUS our energy on building the new, we will get a long way to where we want to be.

These 3 Secrets of change are main focus of what Socrates says about focus. Out with the old, in with the new!

Go Out Today and Focus on The New!

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  1. Paul Stewart on 01/02/2017 at 8:40 PM

    The secret of change quote is actually from a character called Socrates in a book by Dan Millman.

    • Tony Woodall on 01/22/2017 at 9:13 PM

      Thank you for the clarification. I’ve heard of Dan Millman, but have not read his books. Do you know which one it is?
      I will check it out.

      • Paul Stewart on 01/23/2017 at 2:03 AM

        Hi Tony

        It comes from Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A book that changes lives.

        • Tony Woodall on 02/07/2017 at 7:04 PM

          Thanks Paul. I’ve heard of that book. That’s the one I was thinking I was familiar with. Many of my fellow martial artists were really into The Way of The Peaceful Warrior back in the 80’s as well as others. I hadn’t heard it mentioned in a long time.


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