Is Your Mind Always Somewhere Else?
By Remez Sasson
The number one rule of success is to focus on what you are doing.
If you are not focusing on what you are doing it means:
- You don't really care about what you are doing at the current moment.
- You have problems on your mind, which take away your attention.
- You allow other thoughts, other people, and external factors distract your attention.
- You have no control over your mind.
When you are doing something, anything, is your mind focused on what you are doing, or do you daydream or think about something else?
Is your mind always somewhere else? If it is, you are not putting forth your best. You are not acting efficiently. You are telling your subconscious mind, people and the Universe that what you are doing at the present moment is not important, and does not deserve your and their attention.
If you are not focusing on what you are doing, if you are not focusing about a certain thought, and if you are not focusing on your goal, why should your subconscious mind, the Universe, or other people care about what you are doing or thinking?
Why should your subconscious mind, other people, or the Universe, help you in carrying out your work or tasks, or help you achieve your goals, if you don't care enough for them?
Lack of focus signals a lack of enough interest.
When your mind is somewhere else, you make errors, your judgment is poor, and you miss opportunities.
Doing one thing, while thinking about something else, means that you are not present here, in the present moment. Though your body is here, but your mind is somewhere else.
You live a better life when your body, mind, actions and thoughts synchronize, work in unison, and are focused on the same object or subject.
Only focused attention can lead you to success in your career, work, relationships, studies, tasks and chores.
If your mind is always somewhere else, you become a bad listener, you don't really see what is happening around you, you miss opportunities, and you become inefficient.
Being here, focusing your mind on what you are doing doesn't require superhuman powers. All you need is:
- The desire to learn to focus your mind.
- Being aware when your mind wanders away.
- Strengthening your motivation.
- Being aware of the benefits of being here, in the present moment.
- Strengthening your willpower and self-discipline.
- Practicing a few concentration exercises.
Do you realize the importance of being here, focusing on your thoughts and actions? Do you realize that if your mind is somewhere else you are not paying attention? Without focus, you drift and attain nothing.
Would you make the effort to learn to focus on what you are doing, so that you act more efficiently, save time, do fewer mistakes, and make things happen?