We often allocate our energies to so many things that we become exhausted before we know it and without achieving our goal which we set out to do in the first place. The first footstep to boosting the abilities of the human brain is to learn to focus. This means using all of your intellectual capacity to solve a problem. This involves a pulsating desire as well. It sounds difficult, but there is an easy way to focus: by setting goals. Before setting your goals, you need to get your focus right. Get your focus right and then set for success.
Focus on what next
Most people do this but it’s actually a draw back on their focus. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. If you are looking back at your mistakes, then it should be because you are trying to find the fault to get it corrected or learn from the mistake. Dueling on your past mistakes will just help you secure a worse future. Concentrate on the kind of future you desire and put your focus on it, plan, and work on it. Focusing on your present and future will help you to figure out what is best for you; it will give you something to look up to. Celebrating your past glory is just fine and people even get celebrated for it but standards change and competition becomes tougher. Seeking to work against current standards is a much better idea than dueling on past glory; it may become a drain on your focus.
Focus on “what can I do?” or “How can I help?”
This seems like a norm. When something happens, it’s the leaders we wait for to solve the problem. But it shouldn’t always be the case. When we focus on what we can do instead of what we can’t, a world of possibilities open unto us. As Tony Blair said, Leaders lead but it’s the people who deliver. We should concentrate our focus on what we can do to help solve the problems we encounter daily. After all we are the ones who know best what we want therefore we will be the best people to initiate it, being the change we want to see in the world.
Focus on Faith
When we focus on faith rather than fear, anything becomes possible. When you focus on faith rather than fear, you tap into strength to carry you over even the tallest of mountains. Fear is an illusion created in the mind. Therefore focusing on fear would be a useless venture. Rather our focus on the future and what it may bring gives you faith because you know it’s full of opportunities. Focus on the future gives you something to look up to, something you have to do, a purpose. Something you trust will come true. Focus on the possibilities.
Focus on possibilities
Complains, blames and fault finding yourself adds nothing to your life. Beating yourself up doesn’t benefit anyone either. Focus on what you choose to create instead. If you want a better future, work on it. Create no room for complains and no excuses. Excuses take you away from your focus. Life works best when we focus on where we’re going rather than where we’ve been. The past will only pull you back but your focus on the future will draw you to the possibilities.
Focus on your Desire, keep it!
Getting your focus on some specific goal is difficult and is often a problem to deal with. Just like making a New Year resolution and by the time February is done for you can’t even remember that you made a resolution to do something. Nothing can dissipate adversity faster than changing your focus. Well, it’s very possible to focus on something. You have to first desire it that you can give almost everything for it. Where there is focus, there’s energy flow towards it. As simple as that, get your desire, focus on it and the rest is by pulse your energy will be transferred to achieving it.
Acknowledge what you have.
You are what you think and you are what you focus on. Life is richer when we celebrate our successes rather than focusing on our failures. Knowing that what we focus on grows, count your blessings instead of your problems will do you good. You may actually have a lot but your lack of appreciation of what you have makes you to lose the essence of what you have. You end up acquiring things you don’t even have time to appreciate. Celebrate what you have. Failures are best utilized in learning lessons, anything but for that is destructive and you’ll get destroyed if you make your failure your focus, frustration will catch up with you. Focus on what you DO have instead of what you don’t.
Focus on the future
The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have. Focusing on where you want to go, not where your currently are.
The skill of focus is not an effortless venture. It would require a lot of self-discipline. Setting goals will help you get your focus right but your desire to see goals come to pass must be strong cos it will be your call to action. The road to success will way simpler if you have your focus on point, time and energy stealers would lose hold of you and set you on the path of your destiny which you decide. Remember that
Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus
– its simply learning how to focus