Planning is Critical
One of the keys to being focused that is greatly underestimated is the power of planning. It brings focus and clarity to assist you in the accomplishment of all of your goals. When you have a plan that is carefully thought out your mind automatically becomes clearer. Planning makes you think strategically about what it is that you want to focus on, how you are going to accomplish it and the steps you need to take to do so. With a clear plan guiding each step toward your goal your mind will automatically focus with greater laser beam precision because it has a predetermined map to follow. Take time now to begin planning how you are going to accomplish what it is you wish to focus on.
Unwanted distractions that you can control are the greatest detriment to your focus. Turn off your email alerts or simply ignore them. Let phone calls go to voice-mail check them later. Block out a period of time where you notify people that you do not wish to be disturbed except in an emergency. Self-discipline is required as well as self-awareness. Do not become your own greatest distraction. If you know you need to exercise or have some form of physical activity so you are not consistently getting up walking around or having unnecessary conversations then make that a priority with your planning. Get your socializing and exercise out of the way so you can be calm and focused with your needs having been met if that is your personality. You will not constantly be distracting yourself with the inner dialogue of I need to socialize with my friends or go to the gym. Know what your needs are according to your personality address them so you are not distracted by them. As Shakespeare said “to thine own self be true!”
Be Enthusiastic and Motivated
If you are truly enthusiastic and motivated by what you are doing you will find that focus is not difficult. We can get energized about what we are enthusiastic about and what motivates us. We do not even realize that we are trying to focus or concentrate on something that brings us pleasure. Find what your passion is, something that you are truly excited and focused about. Have you ever been so engrossed in something that you lost track of space and time? What ever it was it had your complete attention. That is what focus is. Your complete attention and concentration to one thing at a time. Find what it is that you know keeps you concentrated, happy and enthusiastic. Discover your vision. With greater focus you will find that you will have a greater sense of well-being and accomplish a lot more. Get on purpose, manifest your vision and you will find that focus will not be a problem. It will come naturally.