Whatever we focus, grows. As an illustration, if we focus on anything negative, our life attracts negative energy. The first thing to remember, It slows down our growth. On the contrary, If we use this focus on the positive aspects of life, our life will attract positive energy. It promotes our growth. I advocate for this right focus on positivity. It opens the door to positivity, growth and successful living.
Why does everybody not grow? It is a million dollar question. Here we would not attempt to answer this question. Rather we shall explore the right focus.
Exploring the right focus:
How the right focus helped me to improve the housekeeping in my workplace is given below.
When I took over the charges of Shops of ISP, Burnpur, in a moment, I observed the stores, shop floors and godown cluttered with unwanted things. So I focused on identifying the unwanted things, mobilizing my resources, segregating wanted and unwanted things and finally cleared the clutter.
The housekeeping of the shops instantly improved along with identification and traceability. It not only improved the working conditions of Shops but also the morale of our employees.
If we use the right focus on our health, we have to focus on daily physical exercises, morning and evening walk, taking healthy foods and taking enough rest and sleep. Then our health will improve definitely.
Similarly, we can use the right focus on our relationships to grow our relationship with GOD, our mother, wife, children, our society and our employees.
The activities we focus on our circle of concern only increases our concerns and worries. The activities we do in our circle of influence, not only increase our influence but also shrinks our concerns. It boosts up our growth attitude. You may want to check my post about Tips to deal with activities in circle of concern.
Right focus on the present moment
By default mostly we spend much time in thinking our past experiences or apprehending our future. The attachment to the past and the future not only creates unnecessary worries but also slows down our success and growth.
Instead, if we deliberately can have the right focus in the present moment, we can do the jobs at hand with mindful attention. You may check my post about Practising mindfulness in our life and work life for details of mindfulness. Then we start living the present moments effectively. It increases our world of the present. We start enjoying our lives and shrinking our worlds of the past and future.
How to carry out the right focus:
- Focus on positive aspects. Do not waste time in negativity.
- Focus on the activities in your circle of influence
- Practise mindfulness in day-to-day positive activities. Be in the present
- Enjoy every moment of life.