Motivation Monday: The power of focus
What am I saying? Of course, you do? I know I do.
Do you think about all the things you need to do, the list is endless and you feel overwhelmed before you get out of bed.
You wake up in the morning, thinking about all the challenges that you are facing in your life, thinking about all the criticism that people had thrown in your direction even when they agreed you had succeeded. Then you feel discouraged and de-motivated.
When faced with a problem, what do you do? Spend time discussing and analysing it in great depth and then defining it in unsolvable terms?
Or do you find out who is to be blamed?
If I’ve learned anything from being addicted to success, which I will share with you. It is this: when faced with a challenge or a problem, to spend 5% of your time discussing the problem, 95% of your time finding innovative and creative solutions. Remember: “the problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude to the problem.” -- Captain Jack Sparrow.
Ensure that you do the following on a daily basis:
Learn something new on a daily basis. Learning does not end when you obtain your degree or leave university. The journey of life is a learning process, successful people converted their failures into stepping stones by learning from it and moving on. When you try something and it does not work out, do not despair, all you have to do is find a better way to do it.
Negative thoughts have a way of coming when you least expect it to. People spend too much time thinking about what happened to them in the past or the possibility of negative things happening to them in the future.
To get rid of these negative thoughts ask yourself one question: If this was my LAST day alive, what would I Love to do? Then go and do it.
But the truth is that focus is a sneaky beast. It can hide in plain sight, and it can manifest itself when we least expect it. Focus (and its frequent companion, inspiration) can often elude us for days, weeks or years, only to jump out at in an instant with such force that we drop everything in order to capture it before we lose the moment.
To overcome self-doubt and procrastination in your life, it’s first important to realise that we must become 100% acutely focused.
We as humans have the ability, at any time that we choose, to use our conscious intention and a higher level of personal awareness to guide our thinking patterns and our physical actions in a very focused and productive way. If done this way, we can create certain desired outcomes and achieve our goals.
Without this level of self-awareness, we’ll be almost totally powerless to overcome the negative forces of self-doubt and procrastination once they start gaining momentum in our lives.
Know that you have the awesome creative ability to observe, evaluate, and correct your own thinking patterns and personal habits from this higher perspective.
“You have to change your thinking if you desire to have a future different from your present.” – Germany Kent
I leave you with this short motivational speech by Chispa Motivation. Focus and watch and then focus more on your goals. Happy viewing.