Most of us lack capacity to stay focused on our goals. We all spend so much time focusing on the bad things that enter or happen in our lives which is a waste of time and energy. As a result, we do not meet our full potential. It is important that our mind does not wander from what is important and the task we are working on, we must complete it. In order to develop good focusing skills, we can practise two daily exercises. One is the 3-to-1 Ratio and the other is the Dot Exercise.
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The 3-to-1 Ratio involves every time I have a negative thought, generate three positive thoughts or feelings. If I do this I will have a more positive outlook and my business and relationships will improve greatly. Over time I will be able to do this automatically and I will be overall a more positive person.
The Dot Exercise involves drawing a black dot on a piece of paper about a quarter of an inch in diameter. I place it on the floor or stick to the wall in front of me. I stare at the dot while breathing steadily and slowly and do it without blinking my eyes. When my eyes water, I close them, then open them again and repeat. This not only helps focus but it strengthens the optic nerve. I start by doing this for only one minute, then extend it to three minutes. It will gradually get easier the more I do it. I time myself so I know I am doing this for the correct amount of time. This exercise teaches focus.
O’Connor, Dave. How To Create The Mindset Of A Network Marketing Champion, (Chapter seven). United Kingdom: Dreams Publishing, 2015. Print.