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Focus On What’s In Front Of You

by | Oct 14, 2022 | Self-Help

Focus On What’s In Front Of You

by | Oct 14, 2022 | Self-Help

Focus On What’s In Front Of You

We’ve all got plenty of responsibilities, and plenty of tasks to complete.  Many times, it can be easy to allow yourself to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do.  But letting these things rent space in your head and overthinking them can actually cause you to be less productive.  Instead of focusing your energy in one direction, you’re dispersing it across three, four, or maybe five different fronts, and that is counterproductive.  It will only hurt you in the longer run.  So today, let’s cover how important it is to focus on what is in front of you.

The Power Of Focus

If you’re able to read this, you are the proud owner of a human mind.  The human mind is incredibly powerful.  I believe that it is the most powerful thing to ever exist, and you have one between your eyes.  Your mind allows you to plan for the future, make decisions, and focus on the task at hand.  

Focus is one of the best tools your mind can access.  By focusing, you are able to direct nearly all of the brain capacity you control towards one single matter.  You can focus on the words on a page or the images on a screen and suddenly absorb new information that can be leveraged to change your life.  You can focus your brain’s incredible processing power to solve complex problems, build amazing things, and develop new ideas.

Now I know that focusing isn’t as easy for some as it is for others.  I’m completely aware of the fact that not everyone’s mind works the same, however I also believe that your focus is a muscle you can train, similar to your biceps, pectorals, abdominals, or quadriceps.  And how do you train your focus?  By focusing!

One Thing At A Time

I’m sure that you probably have more than two or three things you are trying to balance in your life.  We all have things that require our focus and attention.  Things like work, school, fitness, nutrition, relationships, family, etc.  These things DEMAND our attention at times.  Sometimes, it can be very VERY easy to sit down and have a hard time executing on anything because instead of focusing on the task at hand, you’re focusing on all the things you have to do.  And this can be kind of scary, because then you realize how heavy your workload is.  You might begin to feel hopeless about ever getting your work done.

When you do that, you’re trying to organize all of these things in your mind, and for good reason too.  You should definitely practice that regularly, but try practicing methods that don’t require you to think so hard every time.  By starting a to-do list or downloading a task management app, you can conserve valuable brain power by not having to work out all of your tasks before you can get started.

Next time you’re planning out your day, figure out the top two or three things you need to get done that day, then immediately begin focusing on the most urgent and most important task.  Do not think about the other things you need to get done.  Do not try to over complicate or over think things.  Just sit down, figure out what you need to do as quickly and as efficiently as possible, and then get to work.  You’ll save time, you’ll conserve your energy, you won’t get overwhelmed, and you’ll do a better job by focusing on one thing at a time.  

Don’t allow your mind to wander and get too abstract.  Just ask yourself, “what is the most urgent and most important thing that I need to do right now to keep things running smoothly?”  Get that answer, and then get to work.  Stop overwhelming yourself and focus on what’s in front of you.

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