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FOCUS

7 Sep

Focus is where you put your mind’s attention. If a person dwells on what makes them unhappy they will  get more misery in life. The opposite is also true. As Tony Robbins says you get more of what you focus on. Negative thinking is a habit that  too many people engage in often. Negativity is in our environment. It is what a lot of us learned as children. It is better to focus on the steps to achieve a goal than on the obstacles or what scares us about endeavoring to reach it. We can become paralyzed by fear if we let our thought remain upon what could go wrong. Henry Ford said “Obstacles are those frightful things that you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” Focusing on what you want out of life is more productive than Focusing on what you don’t want. The Human mind can only think about one thing at a time and it is best that it is something which is empowering.

I do not mean ignore the negative possibilities. You should anticipate and plan for them but to dwell upon them makes the task more difficult. A good goal setting plan will take the obstacles into consideration and plan for how to cope with them.  We also do that to ourselves by beating ourselves up and not giving ourself positive reinforcement. Your results in life are connected to your thinking and focus is the steering mechanism you can use to guide your thinking.

Focus has been described as a laser beam. Its like a magnifying glass under the sun. It is concentrated and  it is much more powerful than random scattered thoughts. We accomplish a task better if we are focused on it.

When asked about how he came up with his brilliant discoveries;Sir Isaac Newton said he did this by thinking of nothing else. It is a very hectic world and there are often many things competing for our attention so we need to concentrate on the important tasks and aspects of our lives if we are to be satisfied with our lives. There are many different aspects of life and we have to give attention to them and be present in the moment.

We should endeavor to be present with our family and not think about work and to concentrate on work when we are in that environment. The wrong mindset at the wrong time is  counterproductive. The ability to focus is an important ingredient for success.