The Power of Concentration and Focus

“When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.”– Norman Vincent Peale “The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun. When they are concentrated, they illumine.”– Swami Vivekananda A magnifying glass can burn a piece of paper, when the rays of the sun are focused through it on one point. The fire could only be ignited, when the sun’s rays were concentrated on a small point. When the magnifying glass was moved too far away, or too close to the paper, the rays were not focused enough, and nothing happened. This experience, describes vividly, how the power of concentration works. It is a skill, which enables you to fix …

Why It’s Important to Broaden Your View Rather Than Limit It

When we consider what it takes to be successful, most experts will suggest that you find one particular area of focus and narrow in on it as tight as possible. But I’ve tried that strategy and found it less than inspiring. To be honest, I believe it’s brought me more struggle than success. From the start of my writing journey, I fell into the trap of hyper-focus. It was hard not to as this seems to be the strategy everyone preaches. Of course, there were plenty of things about a narrower view that made sense to me: my clarity and understanding should have been deeper in a tightly-defined niche, it would be easier to brand myself so that people could …

7 Ways You Can Increase Your Concentration Right Away

In today’s world, an overabundance of information and a large number of distractions is making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on performing the necessary tasks. In this article, I propose 7 simple methods that will train your ability to concentrate, while not taking you from your usual activities. 1. Plan and visualize several mission-critical tasks every day Make it a part of your morning routine. From the entire array of tasks, select 1-3 of the most important, during which you need to give all your best. It’s necessary to train your focus on the most critical and essential tasks. The desire to do a large number of functions simultaneously lowers the concentration and quality of the work done. And to …

How to Compartmentalize to Live a Stress-Free and Successful Life

Wouldn’t it be wonderful not to feel stressed and be present in each moment, so you can truly focus and deal with whatever life throws at you? Being able to compartmentalize is one way to get to a place where you feel more in control of your life. It allows you to divide up the tasks, responsibilities and thoughts you have into different areas, so they don’t overlap and fight for your attention all the time. You can then sort all of your inflight tasks and projects, and put them all into various virtual boxes allowing you to work on only one thing at a time. Compartmentalizing helps stress management as it can reduce anxiety and tension. It’s an approach that is …

Keep on keeping on!

We all have felt at times like if the world crumbled upon ourselves. We’ve felt in a hole, a dark bit of reality, caused by negative feelings. It can be disappointments, bad news, a difficult moment in a relationship, failures, you name it. At those times we don’t really know the way out. We only know it’s necessary to get out, for our own sake (the realisation can come after a while). How do you put yourself together? What do you decide it’s important and you’re going to hang on to? What would be the best frame of mind to have? Whenever you want to get out of a real-feeling-bad situation you just need to realise that the answer is …

How I Conquered Fear And You Can Too!

We’ve all heard it, felt it, sensed it, experienced it and dealt with it in some way or another, it’s FEAR! You know … False Evidence Appearing Real!! The question is, how are you going to handle it now and forever? Getting out of your comfort zone for most is challenging, to say the least. It’s been my experience that the missing element is psychological. Too many times I’ve said to myself, “I don’t know HOW to do this” and self sabotaged my brain into believing I could not do it. What I’ve come to know is this; it’s not the “how” that is so important but rather the “why” behind it! Get a big enough WHY and the HOW …