Yes, you read that right. I’m asking you to give yourself your attention.
Attention is a tricky thing.
Your attention can drift off without you even being consciously aware when you’re not really interested in something.
You can pay attention to varying degrees depending on your involvement.
You can even pay attention to the wrong things altogether!
Or you can focus your attention with great intensity and produce tremendous results with possibly less effort than you expend in any of those other levels of attention I just pointed out.
What is the effect of scattered attention?
Scattered attention is how most people spend the majority of their time. It leads to overwhelm. It leads to lack of clarity, otherwise known as confusion. And it definitely results in a lack of focus.
The power of focused attention should not be underestimated. Just look at what a kid with a magnifying glass can do with a simple piece of paper and a little help from the sun. Did you ever do that experiment when you were a kid, burning a hole in a piece of paper?
As a child you may have been amazed that it was possible considering you were also out there in that same sun and yet it didn’t burn a hole through you or the piece of paper sitting right next to the one you just burnt a hole in.
I’m sure your science teacher explained that it’s all about harnessing the power of the sun by focusing it’s rays through the magnifying glass.
Well it works the same way with your thoughts.
When your thoughts and your energy are scatter, over here one minute and over there the next, there is no power. Your actions may seems to form a pattern of activity that looks productive, but in terms of a big picture they are random and leading nowhere.
The best use of your attention is not on multi-tasking either.
Despite popular opinion to the contrary, it is apparent to almost anyone you speak to on the phone when you’re multi-tasking. And there have been plenty of studies that show you have diminished capacity in all the task you do when you multi-task-no matter how proud you may be of your ability to do it.
Here’s the bottom line…
You have the power to have anything you want in your life by using that same power of focused energy as the kid with the magnifying glass. Your brain is already set up to work this way and your sub-conscious has been waiting for you to get it together and figure out what you really want it to do for you!
By getting clear about who you really are, what you’re here to do and what you choose to do about it, you have the ability to create a blueprint for your life. The most amazing life you are capable of dreaming of right now today.
You may need a little help pulling it all together. If so, I’d be glad to help you, that’s what I do.
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Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit“. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System”
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