Having Problems Getting A Job Done? Concentrate.
Of all the success strategies offered, concentration and focus are the most powerful. How many times have you let an opportunity pass you by because of lack of concentration? For sure, you have somehow failed yourself at least once because you were not able to properly focus on the task at hand.
There are times when you may have been too busy looking ahead that you overlook the present situation. For example, you could have been so occupied at how you are going to deliver your business report that you did not concentrate on working on the report itself. Lack of concentration hinders you from accomplishing even the simplest of tasks.
Fortunately, the solution is simple. You can train yourself and your body to improve your concentration. Here are some steps how you can better focus on your goals.
First, ask yourself what you would like to achieve, both in the short run and in the long run. You would have to take note, however, that you should only select one ultimate goal where you can base all your actions and ideas.
A lot of people try to achieve too many goals at a time, thus, they end up not successful in any of them. You should realize what your goal is, and then do only things which will help you achieve it.
Once you know what you want to accomplish, your mind can get clouded due to so many ideas on how to go about it. You could be bombarded with so many options, but you only need to pick just one at a time so you can target your full concentration on it.
As a rule of thumb, it will be to your advantage if you pick the one idea that you feel most passionate about. Life is short. A day only has twenty-four hours. You can not possibly get all of them done.
Next, concentrate on that idea. Eliminate all possible distractions. If you are distracted by the TV or radio, turn them off. You can also turn off your phone to make sure that nobody can disturb you while you are working. Hanging a “do not disturb” sign on your cubicle or your door.
Other people also find it helpful in improving their concentration if they listen to gentle music, but this might not work for everyone. You would just have to find a comfortable setting where you can relax and channel all your energies onto just one task you have set out for yourself.
In this way, no external factors could affect you while working towards your goal. At first, you will find it difficult to take your mind off other things but through time, you will be able to make it a habit.
When working on your goals, you encounter a lot of obstacles. Questioning yourself to improve on your ideas is fine, but if you question what you’re doing all the time so you could find a reason to quit is another thing. Be a positive thinker. Have that “can do” attitude.
Sure, sometimes you might find you may have to disregard your current idea in exchange for something new, but this should not be done impulsively. Learn to control your impulsive ness, emotions and other poor habits. Otherwise, you will always end up quitting, and a failure.
Big plans and goals will remain to be out of your reach if you cannot concentrate on your actions today, right here, and right now.