Accomplish More by Shifting Your Focus

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“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”

Zig Ziglar

A few years ago I had a dreadful time when it comes to concentrating. I couldn’t focus and think clearly. As a result of this, I was grossly affected. Although I love reading I struggled to retain a lot of what I read. So I made notes while reading. That helped to some extent but I became less motivated to read because I needed other ways to make reading more interesting. I began reading less, but that didn’t last long. I hated using the pen and the pad, exclusively. I am aware that many people do this as part of their reading activity but I never wanted it to become something I solely depended on.

I came to a place where I was completely dissatisfied and was desperately searching for ways to improve the situation. I was frustrated. At that time I couldn’t find a way to make things better.

I ended up having to rescue myself.

Meditation became my antidote for my scattered mind. By engaging in this practice I was able to train my mind to be fully aware of things that are present. Interestingly, meditation has improved my attention span and concentration. To this day it has been an immense help to me.

Here is what I learned …

According to a study conducted by Italian Neuroscientist, Giuseppe Pagnoni “meditation not only changes the brain patterns but it also confers advantages in mental focus that may improve cognitive performance.

Meditation is now the magic potion that boosts my concentration. Meditating every day will bring you clarity and good attention and focus. A wandering mind is settled down and focused.

Feel a lack of motivation – meditate.

Feeling restless – meditate.

Having an emotional toil – meditate

Unable to focus – meditate.

Mental Clarity

The free dictionary describes mental clarity as “a state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demand of everyday life.”

This definition defines my entire experience of being in a place where I can focus more, and do so many things pertaining to my personal life; less clouded with indecision and more present and engaged in the moment.

The result of a foggy Mind

A cloudy mindset, unsettling thoughts, all produce indecisiveness and makes it impossible for you to plan efficiently, and make distinct choices. Ultimately, it becomes a stumbling block. It’s quite an uphill battle and leaves you feeling overwhelming, dissatisfied and frustrating when you are unable to complete a thought; you’re likely to forget your ambitions.

I have surpassed this troubling period of my life and now, I am able to begin each day with a clear mind by practising meditation. I am beyond positive and grateful.

When you’re focused and doesn’t allow hindrances to intrude on your thought life you will be more driven to achieve anything you venture to do. You will never be hampered by intrusive thoughts. If you’re an overthinker you’ll easily become entangled in your own thoughts.

Below I share with you 3 reasons to use meditation to shift your focus.

Clarity = Priority Using meditation as a tool can help you to focus your mind on the present moment. This is beneficial to your concentration and increases your awareness. This doesn’t stop you from thinking, but defog your mind and increase your attention span. I have found in my experience that when this occurs you are able to think constructively and formulate ideas efficiently. In consequence, you are able to identify and prioritize key issues in your life. Essentially, you develop an ability to understand your goals.

Goal-oriented Being able to understand your goals, you’ll focus on a strategy to accomplish them. Thus, your capacity to do this will allow you to become motivated to persist through difficult times and explore opportunities that are relevant and important to your ambitions. Consequently, you will be able to accomplish more.

Satisfaction When you’ve attained a state where you have the ability to focus and strategise what you want for your life – and less consume by unwanted thoughts, you will feel no fear, anxiety and frustration, but instead a sense of contentment and satisfaction. After all, who wouldn’t want to be happy in life? It is good for your health and longevity.

If you aren’t focused and switch from one thought to another you will never be able to achieve or master anything. Don’t be bothered by the things you cannot change otherwise it will decrease your optimism. Dedicate yourself to accomplishing more. Once you are able to do this you will see remarkable results.

Published by Odee Bah

Hello Everyone, Welcome to my Blog. I'm all about self-improvement - self-improvement that involves daily and consistent actions, and the right mental attitude and behaviour in an effort to accomplish your goals; strengthening your confidence and self-esteem. Discover yourself as you become more mindful, present and peaceful in your life. I choose to share my writing with you and I hope you enjoy it and become inspired and aspire to your greatest heights.

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