“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
Most of the time, we’re out of focus. There are a million things trying to gain our attention at any given moment. We are living in the most stimulating time of our lives. Whether it be phone notifications or other such things, we’re constantly being challenged with our mental focus. With many of us being diagnosed with ADHD as kids, there are medications that make us focus. But is it just as simple as just taking a pill to block out the noise or do we have to be trained or learn to focus.
Much like an artist, it’s good to organize your brain to work on whatever issue it tends to focus on or problem that it intends to solve. We must grab our specific skillsets or tasks and make a space where we can work. We must set a time and place to make the big leaps and to solve the gigantic problems.
During the day, we tend to move back and forth between tasks. While multitasking has been considered a superpower, I believe it’s more of a hinderance in being able to solve complex issues. When our phone pings us, when our email notifies us, or when our mind is distracted from the task at hand, we are going to suffer and lose our focus.
Difficult problems require many different easy steps. And we must have a plan to perform these steps and get the desired result. Some other steps would be taking a different perspective, taking a step back with a break or even speaking with other brains in the room that can help each other.
We need to be kind to our minds. And realize what is real and what is just our brain doing the job of a brain which is to protect and secure the body. Not every thought is ours. We have to find the landscape of the mind that allows us to do our job and focus on the task at hand.
Special thanks to: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00606-x