Finding Focus


“Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.” ~ Colin Powell

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”  ~ T. F. Hodge

“When you fully focus your mind, you make others attracted to you.” ~ Toba Beta

“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.” ~ Stephen Richards

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~ Mark Twain

“Only when our consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson or delight that moment has to offer.”  ~ Beverly De Angelis

from the Desk of MarDrag:

There is so much in life now to distract us…. Besides daily life, work, family, stress and worries, we now have technology too. Count all of those in one day, and you have unlimited potential for diversion. It makes it difficult to stay focused on our goals, whether they be short or long term, or even just the work at hand.

I believe that worry and stress are the main detractors of focus, because they cause the mind to wander to those things that we can’t, at the moment, take action on or change. So our minds twirl between obsessing about the issue or day dreaming about how it might be if the issue were resolved.  In addition, we might spend thought and energy on self-deprecating thoughts about how inadequate we are because we cannot find the answer to solve the problem.

So….we need to take control of our thoughts and…FOCUS. On something. Consciously redirect our thoughts to focus on something that we CAN have some control over. We need to tell our minds to stop listening to the negative stream of thought and direct it to the focus of something that we know and love about ourselves. This helps to promote positive thoughts and feelings and gives us confidence.

On a larger scale, that which we focus on is what promotes and grows. So if there is a specific goal or endeavor that you wish to succeed at, make that your daily focus and do not let up! Be the laser light pointed on your focus! One thing I have read about so many successful people (and felt myself) is the fact they had an unrelenting focus on what they wanted to achieve and did not waver from that focus until they accomplished their goal.

Every time you feel your thought process waiver, consciously redirect it to the flow of thought that will take you closer to where you want to be. The more you practice this, the more your mind will respond to the discipline and lead you on the road to your desired destination.


6 comments on “Finding Focus

  1. “I believe that worry and stress are the main detractors of focus”
    I call it “anticipation anxiety”. I’m too busy worrying about something
    that hasn’t even happened yet that I lose my ability to focus on the situation right
    in front of me~be it good or bad. I have been very conscious of this over the last
    few years and feel like I have regained control of my destiny. It’s not so easy
    sometimes, the mind and it’s idiosyncrasies can reek havoc (especially if you
    are a middle aged woman who is hormonally challenged! lol) But “focus”
    is essential to a successful, less stressful existence!

    I am going to print 2 copies of this for some family members who suffer from
    “anticipation anxiety” you explain it better than me, and perhaps they might
    actually listen to you……………………… hugs

    • Hi NJBev. From one middle aged woman to another, I get what you are saying. We have so many things to think about and consider, it is hard to keep our focus. I am so glad you found something here that helps. I like your “anticipation anxiety” comment. A very good way to describe it!

      Good luck and hugs!

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