It’s not too difficult to draw the inference between focussed energy and swift achievement. When you FOCUS on anything it almost always gets done faster and more effortlessly.
In the same way that our physical muscles develop, mental muscles, like FOCUS come to take shape in much the same way – repetition and practice. A great drill to get the mental muscle FOCUS developed is what I call the “Candle Drill”.
What you’ll need:
3. Dimly lit quiet space – uninterrupted
4. 10 Minutes
5. Table and Chair
Set the candle on the table and light it. Sit in the chair facing the candle. Focus your eyesight on the flame of the candle. For 10 minutes stare at the flame.
What will when you try this drill is you’ll get set up, you’ll stare at the flame and within 3-5 seconds you’ll start to look away. Just keep bringing your eyes back to the flame. Don’t beat yourself up for looking away! Just notice that you’re focus has left, and bring it right back to the flame. Repeat this exercise for 10 minutes. I suggest to clients that are serious about developing an unwavering ability to get and stay focussed to practice this drill 3 times per week. As you get better and better, increase your time.
Ok, now before you go crazy on me screaming: “are you kidding me, I don’t have time for this kinda crap” – let me ask you this…
Would increasing your ability to focus improve the results you achieve?
This is a development exercise. If you exercise your ability to FOCUS, it will absolutely, 100% guaranteed improve. This is the ‘heavy lifting’ part. The work that none of us really want to do. But, this is an example of an exercise that is going to separate YOU from the pack.
Remember this: if you want to get what you’ve never had, you have to do what you’ve never done.