I’ve had several conversations lately that I found quite interesting because there was a common theme in every conversation. The people I spoke with all wanted many things out of life and what they felt they lacked was not money nor time, as one would perhaps think. What they felt they lacked was focus.
Focus is a very important topic to discuss since the lack of it can make one feel distracted, unmotivated, feel a sense of not accomplishing much. One of the several ingredients needed to reach your goals in life and feeling a sense of accomplishment is having focus.
So how can one gain focus, especially if one feels like they are either losing it or don’t have any focus? I think the best way is to be present. When you are present, you are mindful of this moment you are living. Being present means living the very moment the way it is, with no worries of the past or the future. When you are present, the moment that matters is this very moment. How does this tie in with focus? Well, to be focused, you have to pay attention to what you are doing at the moment. Being focused requires you to put your energy on what you are doing at that time. Think about this for a moment, how can you be focused on what you are doing when at the same time you are thinking about what needs to be done next or how you forgot to do something? There is no way you can be focused when physically you are there but mentally and emotionally you are not. So with this said, the best way to be focused is to learn to be mindful, be present. This may not be easy at first but it is the way to get yourself to that point of achieving more in life.
Another thing that I would like to add is to consider your view on what it is that you are doing. Are the things that you choose to focus on meaningful to you? We also tend to lose focus when we are doing things that don’t have much meaning to us. If instead you view what you are doing now as the most important thing to do at the moment, this can help with your focus. Choose to do things that mean something to you. Where your emotions are, that’s where you are going to pour so much of your energy and attention.
Having focus doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. Start to be more mindful and do your best to do things that truly have meaning to you. Part of achieving your goals in life and getting more out of life does come from being focused.
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