Be Smarter About How To Improve Focus
Living in a world without focus would suck.
Nothing would ever get done, our attention span would be renamed to distraction mechanism, and human advancement would crawl to a halt.
Which would probably conclude with the end of humanity as we know it.
Well, who knew the topic of focus could be so morbid!
But let’s get real, focus is a vital part human productivity and effectiveness, it’s also one of the universally shared aspects of success.
SpaceX’s recent successful launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket is in part owed to the massive amount of focus their dedicated team put into ensuring the thrusters could re-land.
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo that sits upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is a remarkable example of the power of human focus and creativity.
Religious belief or not, no one can deny the fact that an incredible amount of detail went into the production of that fresco.
But even on a smaller scale than steps to space exploration and universally recognized paintings, focus plays a massive role in ensuring our success.
Focusing on our education, our mental, emotional, and physical health are just a few of the personal examples for the importance of utilizing our brain’s ability to hunker down and process specific sets of information.
In an article written by Dr. Jim Taylor, a former faculty member of the University of San Francisco, he discusses the vital nature of focus in business and its impact on success.
Yet though focus is so important to human success why do so many people struggle to learn how to improve their focus?
Personally, I think it has to do with the way individuals try to supplement their attention.
Searching Google for what to take to help focus is a step in the right direction, but it’s still working on the basis that there’s a pill, or a tea that can solve your problems.
What we’re going to suggest is to follow the ideology of seeking nothing outside of yourself to improve, something we’ve mentioned when discussing finding the keys to happiness.
If you’re looking for a way to get a grip on your tendency to be distracted, a powerful tool to help you with that is visualization and imagery.
Give your distraction a face, give it a personality. If it becomes recognizable, it becomes much more easily controllable.
At first it won’t make much of a difference, but as the mental image becomes more and more cemented, you’ll begin to instantly recognize the symptoms of distraction and snap out of it faster, meaning less time will be lost to your meandering mind.
This will be a great first step in learning how to improve your focus and make positive changes to your life.
Seeking help is another great initial step to take on the path to self improvement, and there’s a wealth of knowledge and skills to be gained with the internet being a great way to connect mentors and students.
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