The f-word I’m thinking about this time is FOCUS.
To focus on something is to put all of your attention on it. It’s a powerful technique that can boost your productivity, performance and achievement levels. So if you want to achieve your goals then discover the power of focus and how to use it to your advantage.
One thing successful people have in common is their ability to focus. They don’t multitask but instead work on one task at a time. Not just any task though. With a particular goal in mind they work through the steps toward achieving it; one at a time. They also tend to concentrate on the important tasks that are essential and relevant to their goals instead of minor incidental ones. If you’re running a business or heading up a team, then you can always delegate or outsource these tasks leaving yourself to focus on the major ones. When creating your list of tasks prioritise ruthlessly.
Developing focus can be done by anyone. All it takes is mental programming to change your mindset. Instead of thinking negatively and that you can’t focus or concentrate, change your way of thinking and imagine that you can. Positivity is a powerful element of focus. If you think you can you will as you’ll start imagining yourself achieving your goal and how your life will change once you’ve accomplished it. This visualisation process is a powerful force. It places you in the moment of success and your unconscious mind accepts it as reality. If you really want to develop focus, then picture yourself being focused and productive on a regular basis. Practice does make perfect and permanent too.
Using focus increases productivity as it gives you the ability to utilize the power of the flow state. This powerful productivity technique comes into force when you are engaged in an interesting, stimulating task that requires you to be challenged to use the skills and knowledge you have, as well as to learn new ones. While you’re engaged in the task you’ll feel energized and lose all sense of time. The flow state will also increase your level of happiness. Without focus, you won’t achieve flow.
Achievement starts with belief. Whatever your goals and desires it is important that you set challenging yet realistic goals. This will provide you with enough challenge to keep you motivated and interested, but not so easy that you’ll become bored and lose interest. Additionally, by believing that you can achieve them you are creating a positive mental attitude.
Focus is a powerful tool. Often overlooked by those who feel that multitasking is more efficient, it is in actuality something that should be learned and used on a regular basis. By using its power, you can increase productivity, achieve goals and attain peak performance.
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