The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus

Focus is essential for success in many ways.

It can keep us from making mistakes on the job or at school.

In some situations it can mean the difference between life and death.

Imagine if an airplane mechanic or a surgeon lost focus at a crucial moment.

One loose bolt or misplaced cut could cause disaster.

Learning to increase your ability to focus can allow you to avoid mistakes, multitask with greater ease, learn and understand information better or create a better relationship with other people.

All of those abilities are important to our safety and success.

There are several methods of increasing your ability to focus.

Here are a few exercises that can help.

Breathing Techniques

Paying attention to the way we breathe can help us focus by increasing self awareness and oxygen intake.

Athletes, performing artists, meditation experts and pregnant women all use breathing techniques to increase focus and physical control.

Start off by taking a deep breath making sure to fill the lungs as deeply as you feel comfortable with.

Hold for Three to Five seconds, and then exhale slowly until your lungs feel completely empty.

Repeat this at least three times.

Doing this simple exercise during moments of stress can help you to relax.

Being in a relaxed state is essential for complete focus.


The Power of Focus - Mark Darlington


Choose a Focal Point

Make a list from one to ten of the things that will bring you the most reward.

Choose one thing to focus your attention on until you have succeeded.

Then, work on the next thing that will bring you the most happiness.

This doesn’t mean that you can only work on one thing at a time, but it means that whatever you choose should have more of your attention than anything else.

Visualise Success

Learning to visualise is another great way to practice your mental focus while increasing creativity and tranquillity.

It is said that we receive whatever it is that we see and believe.

In other words, if you visualise it enough eventually it will happen for you.

So it makes sense that we should try to visualise the outcomes we do want rather than those we don’t.

Practicing these three simple exercises frequently will increase your focus power and therefore your success.


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