Just like in precision shooting, a focused mind can help you to hit your target in life. In this Expert Insight Interview, Christina Bengtsson discusses the importance of focus for organizations and individuals. Christina Bengtsson is a former military officer, world champion precision shooter, and an international thought leader specialized in focus.
This Expert Insight Interview explores:
- Resisting impulsive decisions
- Finding the real focus
- Overcoming the negativity
Resist the Impulse
In today’s world full of distractions, sometimes it is hard to keep the right focus. Being focused can mean to become more efficient and productive at work. But being focused also means to are good at it, and then it becomes easier to say no to it. By being so eager to be better and go further, it is so easy to lose the connection with ourselves. Thus, to be able to connect to our true selves, we have to be in a focused mindset.
Find Your Focus
We live in such a comparison-oriented society lead by social media. The majority of people do stuff which this society imposes and not what they really want to do. We lose who we are in that superficial society. The problem that people face is thinking that it is hard to focus. But becoming focused shouldn’t be hard. Being in a focused mindset means being in your place of relief in which you are fully relaxed, but also confident and sharp at the same time. If someone thinks that’s hard, he or she has too high requirements. No person can focus that sharp for too long. However, lowering expectations and exercising to focus on baby steps, even five minutes every day, can help to experience how the real focus looks. Gradually, it can lead to a focused way of living.
The Neutral Zone
If we tried to focus, but the first attempt was not successful, it is easy to allow the negative and disappointing thoughts into our minds. Considering that our mind can focus only on one thing at a time, a technique to get rid of the negative thoughts is to get our full attention to something neutral. That way, we relax our brain from all the stress and regain the positive energy for the next focus. learn, listen, empathize, and dare to learn to resist impulses. Learning to see distractions, but to ignore them or to be strong-willed to say not to them is a powerful tool. We all have so many opportunities coming at us sometimes, but we do not have to go for all of them. It is useful to pause and to think for a bit whether this opportunity is something that we really want, and we.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.