For more happiness … focus better!

For more happiness … focus better!

Among other things, happiness depends on the ability to focus … on what’s important!

Happiness requires focused thought (for optimism) and action (for accomplishment).

Happiness, in many ways, is the ability to focus on what really matters (rather than on all the other distractions life offers).

More happiness, therefore, can come with better focus. And here’s how you can achieve this…

via the Ladders by Gustavo Razzetti

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” — Zig Ziglar

The world is not distracted; our minds are.

Yes, we have more options than any generation before us. But that’s an excuse, not the real reason, why our minds wander all the time.

The enemy of focus is not distraction, fear is.

We are afraid of what we can’t anticipate — our brain wants to be always in control. We avoid experimenting because we fear failure. We let distractions hijack our attention to avoid confronting uncertainty.

Being focused requires mastering your mind — distractions are just an excuse to stay in our comfort zone.

The anatomy of the focused mind

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee

Focus is not something you have — it’s a skill you gain by training your mind.

That’s why the term “Distraction Era” is deceiving — it puts the problem in the outside. Things can’t interrupt you without your permission. Focusing your mind prevents external stuff from hijacking your attention.

Turning off your phone’s notifications helps but is not enough. It’s like hiding a bottle from an alcoholic and expect that person’s craving to go away. You must attack the cause, not just the symptom.

What causes your mind to wander? Do you fill your calendar with meaningless tasks? Do you use being busy as a reason to avoid focusing on what matters?

Busyness has become a socially acceptable excuse — it’s an easy way out for not paying attention.

Everyone wants to win. But having clear goals is not enough — you must develop the right mindset. Train your mind to perform better, not just to win. Winning is about doing fewer things, better. That’s the difference between having a goal and achieving one.

Winners emphasize achieving over doing — they have a laser-like focus.

7 ways to focus your mind

1. Focus with a Purpose
The mistake most people make is lacking a clear purpose — they want to be more focused, but don’t know what for…

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