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Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Productivity | 2 comments

3 vital reasons for being focused in life

Being focussed

“Concentrate all your thoughts on the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus” – Alexander Graham Bell

“The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beaten because of lack of effort” – Michael Jordan

All of us want to be in the spotlight of things. We look for acceptance and recognition from others all the time. This could be evident from our anxious lookout for those likes or comments from our friends on the social media whenever we post something. But outwardly, we try to suppress these desires and pose as if we don’t have an appetite for fame and fortune.

You know what, everyone is desperately looking for something that they want to achieve in their lifetimebut only a very few really know what they want exactly. All the others just chase their unknown fantasies and live in a wide array of dreams, ultimately achieving nothing and ending up frustrated all the time.

The moment we see a glimpse of an opportunity, our mind races through a wide range of thoughts and make us feel that we have reached the pinnacle. At the same time, when nothing comes our way, we become despaired and feel worthless. This is the imbalance that prevents us from achieving many things in life.

Is there a way out of this situation? Yes, for everything there is a solution, but many don’t bother much about thinking on it.  When we pass the light through a tiny hole, it is refracted to a long distance, or in other words when light is focused through a pin hole, the entire light particles are diffused into a single stream, and they become more powerful and travel a long distance. In a similar fashion, being focused on certain key objectives rather than just letting our thoughts  wander on too many things would help us to achieve our dreams and goals.

Your objectives can be anything on your personal, professional or spiritual front, but make sure it helps you to grow overall as a good human being. Here are some of the benefits by being focused on the things that we do.

  1. Being focused on something helps to take the right decisions, which form an important aspect of our life. We fail at decision making because we don’t know what exactly we need to do. It is always wise to decide upon something after weighing its pros and cons. Next time, you take a decision; make sure that you are clear about the outcome of that decision and its impact. Never take decisions without considering its pros and cons
  2. Being focused helps to avoid procrastination. Procrastination is one of the major hindrances to life. Being focused on the task at hand helps us to do it at the right time and achieve satisfaction out of it.If we procrastinate, we end up with anxiety and frustration.
  3. Being focused improves concentration. Many of us are mediocre performers because we lack concentration. Let us measure how long we can concentrate on a particular task without disturbance. If we are not focused, we cannot concentrate. When we do a particular task, we need to make sure that we forget everything else and concentrate only on that till it is done. Many of us have the habit of keeping certain tasks partially finished, and jump onto another. It is a highly dangerous habit. Whatever we do, we need to make sure that we complete it with the best of our efforts. Let us stop living aimlessly and start focusing on each and everything that we do. This will bring a lot of discipline to our life, and we will start enjoying a focused and satisfied life.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Bruce,

    “Being focused on something helps to take the right decisions” is so true. I think a lot of the time people don’t reach their goal because they get distracted along the way.

    When you’re focused you are reminded of what you’re trying to accomplish and continue to make strides toward that.

    Great points.

    ~Lea

    • Lea, Thanks for your taking your time and reading this article.

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