Your focus determines your reality.
Most of us don’t think about this, but it is worth looking into for a moment.
If you wake up in the morning and think about all the difficult things you need to do that you don’t really want to have to deal with, you are going to have a miserable day. But if you wake up and instead focus on gratitude and are thankful for the wonderful things in your life, you will have a great day. Where your attention goes, energy flows. We’ve heard it all before. It seems very simple, but it is the truth. This is the magic power of focus.
So instead of letting our attention jump from one thing to the next, focus on what’s right in front of you and enjoy it in this moment. Where is your focus? Are you focusing on being tired and exhausted and just want to have a nap or veg out in front of the TV, or is your focus on being productive, healthy and fit. The choice is yours and so will be your experience of life.
If you can be more focused, your will benefit from improved clarity that will help you to identify what’s really important. You will be able to make better decisions and it allows you to be more productive and effective. Let’s have a closer look at the magic power of focus. Here are our TOP 8 BENEFITS of having focus.
#1 Build Momentum
If you can improve your focus, you increase your productivity and effectiveness, which will help you to achieve more progress faster. This is highly motivating and will build the momentum to keep going. Once you got the ball started, it will keep rolling from there.
#2 Reduce Stress
When we lack focus, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. It seems we have too much to do and too little time to get it done. More often than not it’s not that we have too much to do, it’s because we lack focus and don’t know where to start, which can be very stressful. As we increase our focus and with it clarity and understanding of what’s important, feeling overwhelmed will dissipate and this has a positive effect on your stress levels. We can see clearly where we want to go and what we need to do to get there. Progress is within reach. If our focus is all over the place, all our efforts lead to nothing, which can be very frustrating and demotivating, which ultimately leaves us stressed out.
#3 Increase Engagement
When you get your focus right and know what your goals are and how to achieve them, you will be more motivated and engaged in your project. Focus leads to progress, which leads to excitement that you are moving forward and that keeps you engaged because you know where you are going and what you are working for.
#4 Gain Control
Being more focused means that you are able to pay closer attention to your goals and dreams and have the ability to control distractions of everyday life much better. Of course there are always challenges that you can’t anticipate, but your razor sharp focus will make you more prepared and confident. We all have our insecurities and doubts every now and then, but if we focus on our goals and dreams rather than our shortcomings, we can be mindful of our path and follow it. We know that not everything will go exactly as planned, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have the ability to deal with those obstacles.
#5 Increase Positivity
If you are confident in what you know and what you believe you can achieve, this positivity and optimism will support your goals. Getting yourself in a psychological state that will drive your determination will enable you to reach your goals. Having a plan and dedicated focus to support your goals will give you the foundation for your future successes because you trust yourself and know that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it and keep your focus sharp.
#6 Understand Yourself Better
If you are able to channel your focus and not let it wander every chance it gets, you won’t just be able to understand the world around you better, you will also be able to connect to yourself on a much deeper level. This internal growth and development will make you stronger to consciously decide on the journey you want to take. Even is things don’t go according to plan, your focus will help you to look for the lessons you can learn and you will find a way through because you have a stronger belief in your own capabilities.
#7 Improved Problem Solving and Decision Making
If you learn how to focus your attention, you are able to develop a heightened awareness that will give you the opportunity to know what skills and knowledge you need to implement when you come up against challenges, which helps you to solve problems better and more efficiently. You will develop a trust in yourself that will support you in making better decisions because you know where you are and where you want to go.
#8 Increased Clarity
If you consistently focus and reflect on your situation you will develop a compass that you can use to measure your progress. You will have a clearer picture what your goals, dreams and aspirations are and can device an action plan. It’s a two-way-street. Your improved focus increases your clarity, but it also works the other way around. If you are clear on your goals, your focus will get a lot sharper and you won’t have to worry about distractions as much.
We need to learn how to direct our minds and channel our focus in order to get things done and achieve our goals. But not only that, a recent study suggests that sustained focus can also make you happier.
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC POWER OF FOCUS
Joschi & Monika