Tag: attention

Are You Fully Present In The Here And Now

Photo by Angela Roma

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?

Wherever You Are, Be There

Photo by Yan Krukov

Wherever you are, be there. You are where you are for a reason. Don’t ignore it, explore it. We don’t see what is around us because we are too busy to see it, to enjoy it. You are too busy to enjoy your wife. You are too busy to enjoy your life. You are too busy to read more books. You are too busy to take care of your body. You are too busy to go to your best friend’s birthday.

When are you going to slow it down?

It is time to slow down. It is time to evaluate your life. Why? Because if you don’t check what you are doing to yourself, to your life, to the people around you, you will continue with your busy life. Before you do anything, before you take on a new assignment, ask yourself, “Is it necessary?” Do not just do something to look good. Do something because it is necessary, but not urgent. Stop living your life on the road. Slow it down.

Slow your busyness down. If you want to live a better life, you must give yourself a full attention. When you are with yourself, be there. When you are with your wife, be there. When you are playing with your children, be there. When you are eating, just eat. When you are working, be there. Because every moment is important. Every moment is special. Enjoy it.

Spend quality time with yourself. Spend quality time with your soul. Do not take on more than you can do. Do not take on what you cannot do. Do not promise people what you don’t have. It is better. Take time to rest, to think, to read, to just connect with nature. Remember, you are not going to be here forever, so enjoy every moment of your life. Start now.