Meditation for Wednesday – July 21, 2010
Focus On The Task At Hand.
Focusing is the ability to shut out all distractions and concentrate only on what is important. It is the ability to keep anything from getting in the way of achieving the desired result. Robert J. Shiller said, “The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.”
Focusing consists of two elements. The first is determining your goal, which is the task at hand. We’ve previoiusly discussed the issues related to determining your goals.
By now, you have given some thought to what you truly want.
Keep in mind that you can always revise your goals in the event your needs or desires change at a later date. In fact, I highly recommend periodically reexamining your goals. It helps you to realize what you’ve already accomplished and what you should focus on in the future.
Once you have determined your goals, you can then move on to the second phase of focusing, which is shutting out all distractions and concentrating on the accomplishment of your goals.
There is no set method of shutting out distractions and concentrating.
Some people prefer a quiet environment. Others work best in a noisy environment with many people around. Some prefer to listen to music or watch television. Others prefer to be left entirely alone. The trick is to figure out what works best for you and then to work within such an environment as much as possible.
My next post will talk about prioritizing . . .
As you meditate upon this thought, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is your present “task at hand?”
- What can you do to focus on that task?
- How might you benefit if you focus on that task?
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