Looking at people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, Sergey Brin (from goggle), David Filo (yahoo), Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and many other successful people. You can see that these personalities achieved outstanding success in their respective fields.
You can also take a look at the first African Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka (Nigeria). There is no doubt that these people have left indelible marks. But the magic secret is that there is no secret. It’s just an important trait that they can’t lose, and that’s the art of concentration.
Concentration is the art of being focused on what one is doing without allowing any hindrance. It is more than a classroom job of studying books correctly. It’s about keeping up with what you set out to do, which is your vision or goal. Somehow it is related to specialization. In fact, it is related to specialization.
Giving a practical biological example, in the organization of life. There are different levels at which living cells exist, ranging from cell to tissue to organ to system. The system level is known to be structurally more advanced than the cell level. Their activities are complex, compared to the simple cell stage. This is simply because the more complex life (system) comprises smaller, less complex structures that perform specific activities. That is, they focus on a particular type of task. For example, the human system consists of brain cells, nerve cells, sex cells, hair cells, etc. With different types of tissues and organs. However, an amoeba, for example, which is at a cellular level of organization, has a single cell that controls all of its activities. Can you then compare the productivity of an amoeba with that of a human being?
To achieve a higher level, above ordinary people, you need to make yourself complex by specializing in your field of interest. Instead of spending most of your time on irrelevant areas, you could spend that time learning almost everything about your field. That is what shows your competence in your field, which shows that you know what you are doing. However, it is also important to learn or do other relevant things that might be outside your field. This is not a contradictory statement.
Situations must be seen from more than one facet. For example, as a writer, I need to have basic computer skills and know some web design or programming to successfully launch and manage my website, e-zine, and even publish my e-books. No knowledge is ever a waste. We can learn things that will add value to our lives, but not distract us from our main work. The key point is this; ‘Know something about everything and know everything about your field.’ However, to be realistic, no one knows everything. You can only know so much or almost everything.
Expanding your reach makes you more informed and opens doors of opportunity. Also, I’d love to give a practical example of myself. Before I got into ezine, I used to write articles from time to time and only submit them to public directories. Over time, ideas such as network marketing, offline wholesaling, offline digital printing and publishing, web development, basic computer services, programming, etc. came to mind. I even thought about research in medical sciences.
I used to think that I could accomplish everything at the same time, combined with my work as a writer and college student. I consulted my mentor and he advised me to prioritize my specific goals and choose activities that linked me to achieving those goals. I also learned that getting involved in too many things at the same time would accomplish nothing. It could serve as a time waster, an energy sapper, and a distraction from my dreams. I decided to stick to motivational writing/ezine and web marketing (based on motivational products and resources), in another to keep up with my studies and still excel at everything. I think I made a good, realistic and productive decision. This is because; Being internet based saves me a lot of time, energy and money. All I need to do is give at least 3-4 hours a week to work on the Internet. T
this provides enough available time for my studies, writing, faith, and self-improvement. A valuable investment, right? I didn’t bombard myself with all kinds of work or limit myself to one activity. I found things that could help me develop my talents and achieve my goals better and faster.
Today, I have a strong sense of accomplishment and productivity. I am more satisfied with life and have been able to overcome most of my previous problems, such as time management and self-esteem. The art of focus has worked for me by creating a clear image of my destination and guiding me towards it. I strongly believe that it can work for you, if you are willing to allow it.
I advise you not to give any source of distraction in your life a chance, especially emotionally or psychologically related. You need to get rid of criticism and any obstacles to your success. Think critically before making and making decisions. Make productive and realistic decisions to give meaning to your life! More importantly, learn and apply other self-improvement techniques such as time management, goal setting, motivation, leadership, etc. Also learn from others and examine yourself regularly. Don’t forget to share what you have and know with others. Remember it; only when you focus will you know where you are going and reach the pinnacle of achievement.
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