Tag: attention

6 Easy Ways To Find Meaning In Life

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Lend a hand

“Look up not down;

Look forward and not back;

Look out not in;

Lend a hand.”- Edward Everett Hale

Give full attention to one thing at a time

Easwaran Eknath said, “By giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.”

Exercise yourself in the things which bring happiness

“… We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness.”- Epicurus

Know when enough is really enough

“Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.”- Epicurus

Believe in yourself. Believe in life.

“If you think you are beaten, you are; if you think you dare not, you don’t.”- Walter D. Wintle

Be sure of yourself

“You’re got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.”- Walter D. Wintle

Are You Fully Present In The Here And Now

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Today matters. Before you start your day, before you leave your house, before you even make your morning coffee, make sure you have one positive thing that you want to get done. You can choose anything. It doesn’t really matter. You know what is important to you. But choose something based on your values, your goals, your dreams, your purpose in life.

You can focus on completing your unfinished project. You can focus on giving people love. You can focus on doing one thing at a time. You can focus on being fully present when you are with someone. The choice is yours.

One positive thing is better than twenty negative things. Doing one thing really well is better than doing so many things poorly. When it comes to task, when it comes to getting your task done, focus on one thing. It is better for you. It is better for your mind. It is better for your growth and development. It is better for your productivity.

When you focus on doing more than one thing at a time, you won’t get what you want. You will not do very well. You will do poorly. Why is that? Because you have divided your attention into so many places. You know that when attention is divided, when you don’t focus your attention on one thing, you will do really poorly.

But you can train yourself to be wherever you are. I think that is the best way to focus on one thing at a time. Just be there. Don’t fly. Do not think about anything. Do not get distracted by what you didn’t do well yesterday. Remember, what you are trying to learn now is what you didn’t do well yersterday. To stop yesterday from happening again, you must experience everything you are doing right now. Be there. Be yourself. Have purpose. Know what you want. Know how to get it.

Whatever you do, wherever you are, be fully present. Be there. Because success happens when we are present. Transformation happens when we are present in the here. Life changes when we are present. The question is, Are you present in the here and now?