How good are you at focusing your time and attention toward things that really matter? In a world full of constant distractions, how often do you find yourself struggling to maintain your focus on the things that are truly important to you personally?
The connection between what we choose to focus on and our current reality is often misunderstood. Increasingly, productivity is being replaced by busy work and as a result, feelings of frustration are overtaking our sense of accomplishment. Learning to purposely direct your focus will make it possible to reverse this trend.
Focusing on priorities while avoiding distractions
Understanding how your mind uses focus to direct your attention gives you the ability to create a less frustrating and more targeted life experience. You control your perception of reality by controlling where you focus your attention. This is because focus brings one thing to the center of our consciousness while deemphasizing everything else.
When we focus on our priorities it also helps us to block out distractions. The less focused we are the more susceptible we become to every little distraction that comes along. And let’s face it; winning the battle against distractions is getting more challenging by the day.
Are you in command of your life’s priorities?
Many people have never actually taken the time to discover what is truly important to them. All through life our priorities are influenced by other people’s advice and expectations. As a result, much of what we do in life is a reflection of those outside influences. And once life becomes a routine, there is a tendency to just keep doing what we have always done without giving it much thought.
Over time your mind and your nervous system gets programmed through repetition. This causes you to continue to focus your attention on the same things you have always focused on. Eventually we can find ourselves in a rut and running on autopilot. The problem with this approach is that life is constantly changing. If we just keep following our old routine, we could easily spend years putting our focus in a direction that does not reflect our true self.
Aligning your priorities with your true self
Before we can establish priorities that truly represent our core self, we need to take the time to discover who we really are. To do this requires that we step outside the programming of those external influences and connect with our deepest values, passions, and motives. But how do we do that?
As important as it is to connect with your true self, it is not something that you are taught through conventional channels. Consequently, it’s a process that you may struggle with. In fact, recognizing this need is what moved me to lay it all out in a step-by-step home study course called Find Your TRUE SELF. Only when you discover who you are on the deepest levels can you succeed in directing your focus toward the truly important things in your life.
Putting it all together
So, just to be clear, let’s look at how you can focus your attention in a way that helps create a more meaningful reality. Whatever we focus on the most will eventually manifest in our life, but that will only be meaningful if it is in harmony with our true self. Because we have been influenced by external feedback all our lives, our concept of true self is skewed toward the strongest or most unrelenting of those external influences. On top of that, the constant barrage of distractions we are exposed to on a daily basis further clouds our perception of who we really are.
Having the right priorities in life is how you buy out the time and energy to focus your attention where it will do the most good. For those priorities to be right for you as an individual, you must take the time to find your true self. Once you do that, you put yourself in a position to align your priorities so you can focus your attention on the thoughts and activities that lead to a more fulfilling life experience.
Unleash the power of focus
Focus is a very powerful tool, especially when it is used in a way that aligns with and supports your authentic self. I encourage you to take the time to discover your unique inner person. Before you can harmonize your life and the amazing power of focus, you need to distinguish the person you truly are from your response to outside influences and expectations. In other words, find your true self.
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