Focus

Focus: Avoiding Mental Clutter

focus It is so hard to main­tain focus in this day and age…Hi peeps, hope you’re good, I was just on social media today and its amaz­ing to me how much garbage gets post­ed and I mean some real­ly stu­pid stuff which strange­ly enough, I’m drawn to, I mean we are all drawn to it let me give you an exam­ple, say you see a tweet with a cow rid­ing a uni­cy­cle, bal­anc­ing a pig on its head and eat­ing a banana (yeah I know weird imag­i­na­tion.) does it add val­ue to your life ? no.… do you wan­na click on it? hell yeah …but why? because it is enter­tain­ing. Our minds are drawn to such use­less clut­ter its mind bog­gling. You can see it in the pop­u­lar­i­ty of things on the Inter­net idle stuff gets way more traf­fic than stuff that will enlight­en you or teach you some­thing use­ful have you ever seen someone’s video who was teach­ing some­thing use­ful go viral (yawn bor­ing right?). We have trained our brains to seek con­stant enter­tain­ment, watch­ing car­toons every day or some epic fail videos on YouTube (I see you people).We just can’t get enough of these things even though they have absolute­ly no pay­off, the ques­tion of why we are so attract­ed to men­tal fod­der can only be answered by each indi­vid­ual.

The prob­lem is we fill our minds with so much men­tal clut­ter we are unable to focus and achieve any­thing, because we devel­op this dis­trac­tion habit and feed it every day, we are unable to focus, the brain does not oper­ate at it’s opti­mal when you mul­ti­task and any­one who tells you that they are at their most effi­cient when they mul­ti­task is either lying or they are from anoth­er plan­et. Every time we see a click­able link with some­thing enter­tain­ing ver­sus some­thing edu­ca­tion­al we choose enter­tain­ment 90 per­cent of the time. If you want to devel­op focus you have to devel­op a men­tal for­ti­tude, you can­not have suc­cess if you don’t become focused. Don’t be like the dab­bler who starts doing some­thing, sees some­thing shiny then gets dis­tract­ed by that and per­pet­u­ates the cycle. Noth­ing in the world ever came to fruition with­out focus if you are con­struct­ing a build­ing you are nev­er going to fin­ish if you stop and stare at every car that pass­es by on the road, if you are study­ing you are nev­er going to pass if you get dis­tract­ed by every pret­ty girl who pass­es, you need to take the reigns of your mind. Imag­ine your mind is like a thor­ough­bred horse; you need to reel him in and put on some blind­ers, this way he will be laser focused on the fin­ish line and isn’t dis­tract­ed by the crowds around him.

What are your thoughts on stay­ing focused? what do you do to remain focused when you have some­thing impor­tant to do?

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