Concentration is the ability to focus the attention on one single thought or subject, excluding everything else from the field of awareness.
The ability to focus the attention is one of the most important abilities one should possess. However, most people lack the ability to concentrate. Their attention usually wanders, without being able to fix it on one subject for any reasonable period of time.
This is something that can fixed. The ability to focus can be developed, like any other skill. A person that trains his or her mind is able to focus, without being distracted by thoughts, noises or anything else.
- How to be focused on studies?
- How to avoid making errors?
- How to be more efficient?
- How to improve the memory?
- How to get results with affirmations?
- How to improve the ability to visualize?
The answer is simple, you need to improve your ability to focus your attention.
Why Focus Is Important?
The importance of focus cannot be overestimated. It is important in every area of life and for everyone.
This skill can help you when you need to be focused on your studies, when you read, work, drive, get tasks done, meditate, and for everything else.
Focus and Concentration Are Important for:
- Controlling of your mind.
- Rejecting from your mind the thoughts that you do not want.
- Gaining inner peace.
- Freeing your mind from annoying thoughts.
- Improving your memory.
- Improving your ability to study.
- Working more efficiently.
- Doing fewer mistakes.
- Making progress with meditation.
- getting faster results with creative visualization
- Sharpening the intuition.
- And much more.
Simple exercise to train the mind to concentrate
Count the words in any one paragraph in a book or newspaper, and then count them again, to ascertain that you have counted them correctly.
Practice this exercise everyday, several times a day.
When this becomes easy, try counting the words in two paragraphs, and later, count the words of a whole page.
To enhance your focus and attention, count the words mentally, only with your eyes, without pointing you finger at them.
This is a basic exercise. Though a simple exercise, it might not be so easy to practice, and you will find your mind wandering and forgetting to count. This shows you how much you need to train your concentration.
You use your mind every second of the day, but you need to control it, to focus it on what you are doing, and this requires training the mind.
If you find this topic interesting, and if you realize its importance and how it can help you with your everyday tasks and with accomplishing goals, I recommend that you practice some more exercises.
“The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.”
– Napoleon Hill
“Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.”
– Betty Buckley