Yeah, Mastering the art of focus is important. But how? Most people at one time or another have asked themselves this exact question. Fortunately, the answers are quite simple. But you might not like them.
Recently i was asked ‘you constantly create tattoos, art, music, video. do you ever take a day off?’ The simple answer is no. I enjoy the process and I’m driven by it. I love the doing of it, that’s my real passion.
And fortunately for me Success in any field is more about commitment to a process than it is about finding one magic trick that will make it all come together. Commitment to the process yields consistent results and a well-known concept that is drummed into artists is be consistent!
But why really? Why not indulge your passions, embrace and show all your many artistic voices?
The art of focus – Consistency is king
It’s all about pratice and it has to do with the concept Bruce Lee was referring to in his universally famous quote…
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee
There’s a lot of wisdom in that sentence! A simple translation for the emerging artist might be…
Instead of indulging yourself exploring lots of styles and not mastering anything, you should start by focusing on one style and mastering it to the absolute limits of your ability. A Well Intentioned Observer
Practice is an absolutely essential part of success for any artist, or any human endeavor for that matter. Success is an alchemical birthing process that requires huge amounts of work and energy – not unlike The Struggle of The Butterfly. The talented and successful artist is a product of both innate ability and focused practice on a specific style and subject.
Chasing the results without practicing and understanding the process will lead to short-lived success, if not outright failure.
If you’re curious about what makes the art of focus such a crucial part of most people’s lives, here are a few reasons why.
The first step toward improving is becoming aware of your level of focus. Most people don’t think of focus as a strategic skill, so they haven’t spent much time examining how good they are at it. When you don’t treat it as a strategic issue, minimizing its importance is easy. Soon you’re ignoring it altogether.
Your ability to concentrate is related to how well you avoid and eliminate distractions.
People who lack intense focus approach it as a time-management issue or an organizational challenge. But it’s neither. Your ability to concentrate is related to how well you avoid and eliminate distractions. You become distracted whenever you allow something to enter your mind that takes you away from your tasks. Don’t worry—it’s natural to get distracted. Your ability to overcome disruptions depends on your ability to think in ways that will counteract what comes so naturally. It’s about establishing priorities. To do that effectively, you have to be able to control the distractions that bombard your mind.
You are living in a fast-paced world where you can get distracted easily by a lot of things everyday. You can try everything but if you lack focus in your life, it is pretty impossible to become successful. Let me explain you and help you to know why focus is important in your life.
“Energy flows where the attention goes
Focus can change your life if used correctly. Successful people knows the importance of focus in life. Your focus will determine the level of success you achieve.
When your focus is aligned with your actions, it will produce great results.
Here are things to remember :
It helps you change your life.
It gives you more opportunities.
Focus expands your knowledge.
It helps you become more productive at work.
It helps you achieve your goals.
Focus helps you become successful faster.