It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.
Human beings think between 50,000- 70,000 thoughts a day (mental chatter, images, or movies playing in our head) 95% of these thoughts are repetitive of previous days and 80% of the habitual thoughts are negative. To achieve success we need to learn how to focus these thoughts on what we want.
Lets us pick one example from a major Sanskrit epic of ancient India. In the Mahabharata, Arjuna is being taught archery by his guru(teacher) along with the other Students.
The guru Dronacharya hung a wooded crow, from a tree branch and then summoned his students. Telling the students to aim for the crow’s eye but first to explain what they see. The first student approaches and the teacher asks the student “What do you see?” the student says “I see the garden, the tree, the flowers, everything!” The teacher asks the student to step aside and not to shoot. He asked the next student and was told something similar “I see the air and leaves blowing in the wind..” The guru Dronacharya asks a few more students and they all have similar replies.
Then came Arjuna, when Arjuna was asked what he saw he said: “The only thing I can see is the crow’s eye”. Guru Dronacharya said “Release your bow” and Arjuna hit the crow in the middle of his eye. That’s the power of FOCUS.
Our brain craves innovation and works in focus.
When you give it both, it’s productivity increases four times.
“Our focus is our future and what we focus on will multiply in our life.” — David DeNotaris
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