SET YOUR MIND
continuation of How to Focus in Life? – An Introduction
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill
Many fails to recognize the relevance of our mind. It is not only the source of our intelligence but as well as our emotions and life, in general.
Have you heard of the saying,
Thoughts become things.
“Thoughts” represents our mindset while “things” means our wants.
Thus, it concludes that:
MIND leads our WANTS.
The first key to focus in life is your mindset.
How to Set Your Mind to Your Wants?
1. Empty your mind
You are like this tea cup,so full that nothing more can be added. Come back to me when the cup is empty. Come back to me with an empty mind.
Most of the time, our life is not hard because of the circumstance but due to our mind that’s too closed to accept and understand.
If you want to learn how to focus your life, you need to accept the fact that there’s something you need to change. Like a tea cup, you cannot pour water and wisdom into your life if you do not empty yourself to accept such wisdom.
Free your mind from the devils, hurry, worry and fear, that restrict you to relax and live your life to the fullest.
Relaxation precedes perfect concentration.
The problem with most of us is we guard ourselves from the devils of our life that we tend to fret and avoid relaxation.
To set your mind, allow yourself to relax.
Give yourself permission to be unproductive for it gives you time to gather strength in times of hard thinking and stress.
3. Determine your goals
One step to define your focus is knowing what you want.
A way in determining what your goal is to list down all the material and non-material things that you want to have and be specific.
The list may be short or long, it doesn’t matter as long as to be sure that you’ve put everything you can think of. Don’t compare your list with others, for it will help you determine what you really want without all the other external factors in your life.
Determining what you really want is the key to a focus, happy and fulfilled life.
4. Place importance then set your focus
Take one step at a time.
Our busy world teaches us to “multi-task”. The more we can do with lesser time, the better career progress we have.
Multi-tasking is a great tool to efficiency, but it doesn’t mean you have to do everything all at the same time because you cannot give focus on both things all at the same time. It’s possible only for a few geniuses, but rarely for normal people.
And to help you take the step one at a time and with greater efficiency to get things done, put priority to your tasks and wants. By doing so, will help you set importance and time to what’s really relevant against those that are not as relevant.
With this, it can help you organize the clutter of your life and maximize the use of your time to what’s really important to you. Plus, it will help you achieve a more worry and stress free life.