From Scattered Mind To Laser Focus.
Over the past several months – I had several light-bulb moments. I can’t wait to tell you all about them, but today is just about one:
Focus. The omnipresent problem of our lost focus and procrastination.
When last week I got off the phone with a new client, I was speechless. I was just talking to “me” several months ago. She inspired me to look closer into the subject of our scattered minds. I felt “something needs to be done” about this.
Focus is related to procrastination. If we could only focus better, we would procrastinate less.
It felt very important to me, because:
a. We postpone stuff that is frustrating, stuff that is boring, but ALSO things that are most important to us. We feel conveniently scattered around our most important projects:
- the work that would take us to a higher position at the company (but could also be rejected)
- the most important, creative work ( that would feel most painful if rejected )
- the work that would give us financial freedom (but it takes a risk so we stay where we are)
- the work which reward is in the future.
- the work that would bring us most clarity.
And I love to see people flourishing in their life, overcoming their own blocks, and becoming happier. It spreads waves of positivity across their lives and their circles.
b. Several months ago I was also all over the place. Now I have a near laser focus… no, not everywhere, just at work. So I need to tell you: if you suffer from having your mind all over the place – which is frustrating as hell – there is hope. It can be fixed.
How did I develop better focus?
Was it meditation? It seemed to have no influence.
Was I off meds? No, never taken any.
There will be just a few things, unique to you; that will change EVERYTHING for you!
It simply happened that it was for me:
Being pissed off. [ by looking at the physical and electronic piles of files with ideas and projects + how little gets done ] Setting a powerful intention. [ to create, to take action ] Creating – unapologetically – blocks of time when I could not be disturbed. [ Yes, that phone or social media, or random invites to events that have nothing to do with my current goals – can be turned off.] A significant reduction of sugar in diet could help as well.
Focus is a mental Habit. You get better in focus by focusing. Like every habit, it’s hard in the beginning and becomes easier with practice.
If you are most of the time distracted, if your mind always reminds you of something you “should” be doing, if you are giving up because your mind is all over the place – don’t. Giving up is never an option for the superhuman that you are. Yes, it is hard and so what?
My goal now is to create an engaging, highly effective course “focus more / procrastinate less” and I have couple questions for you. And I’d greatly appreciate your answers.
- When you bring to mind this one important thing you “can’t focus on” (or procrastinate doing) – what shows up? What feelings? What thoughts?
- What have you done so far to change it?
- If someone told you to go and do it now, what comes up?
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