What does it mean to be focused? The importance of being focussed in life
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” ― Zig Ziglar
We all have the same number of hours for a day as well as the same variety of distractions. Yet, very few can reach the goal they have set. Very few stay focused on their aims in life. Students are all equal but only a few manage to reach success, most only manage to survive.
Distractions in the present world are not only ever-changing but also improving. However, distractions have always existed but have never been so easily accessible. Not only have the distractions gained our focus, but also reduced our power of retention. Success and failure can often be determined by one’s level of focus. Without this skill, it’s simpler for issues to arise and undermine students most significant life objectives.
Going back a hundred years ago, there existed no movies or cinema. Books were the way for the people to find relaxation and it took a couple of days to get it done. But soon emerged the movies that gave easy pleasure in a far lesser amount of time. And now we are bogged down in a mire of YouTube and video platforms only to be surpassed by TikTok and Instagram reels that last only for seconds.
So, what has our useless fad of wasting time on Facebook and other social media sites got to do with focus? Well, time is a precious commodity and can never be recovered. Every second wasted is gone forever. Granted that the variety of stupidity on social media is attractive, repeatedly spending time doing nothing productive there isn’t going to get you perfection. The owners of the business will only become wealthy as a result, and students will develop addictions.
The availability of fast gratification and distraction has dulled students’ senses, preventing them from using their minds for hard work and problem-solving. We have traded our ability to learn from theory and practicality for high-speed internet to see that cat fall from the stool for the nth time. As a student, practicing something continuously won’t make you perfect; however, practicing something concrete with strict time management and focus will.
Lack of focus in life leads to failure and health problems. Completing work without focus reduces the ability for retention and consequently one is not able to remember things correctly. Students may get more nervous as a result of their poor memory retention.
However, if you as a student were more concerned with living, you would surely feel happier and more in charge of your life. Knowing what you want in life directs your determination on where you want to be. If you focus on your aim then you’ll commit your skills to reach your goals. By focusing on the aspects of achieving your goal, you’ll have clarity on what needs to be done.
With focus, problems become opportunities, and here are some other benefits of being focused in life.
Gain Control of Your Life
When students are paying attention, you can regulate your daily routine, pay attention to your goal, and fend off distractions. Yes, unexpected things will sure barge in, but you’ll nonetheless be prepared to face and tame them. Fear and insecurities will keep prowling around you but when you know where you have to go, you’ll also find a way to reach your destination.
Being focused on your goals as a student is a good feeling in and of itself. Besides, success comes in small packages, and your focus to achieve it one step at a time will frequently give you the pleasure of success and a feeling of positivity. Focus is a system that keeps reinforcing itself.
You’ll Uncover the Real You
Concentrating on your objectives will bring obstacles to you, and your resolve to address and overcome them will help you learn more about yourself as a student. Even if something didn’t go as per your plan, there are still lessons there to learn. If you persist, you’ll find a way through and the lesson learnt will only grow stronger your belief in you.
Focus takes you from point A to B through the narrow lane of challenges. Your awareness and commitment to succeed will provide you the opportunity to solve the problems, possibly in a creative way. Thus, persistent focus to reach your goal will steadily develop your problem-solving ability, one challenge at a time.