When do you have the best focus? If you are like me, it is when there are no distractions and a pressing timeline. I have to give myself a deadline or my head will be in a cloud. And, I often find myself focused at the 11th hour…and then hocus-pocus I get focus! And, when I have focus, I get the creative flow. Voila, it is like magic.
What is focus for you? The text-book definitions of focus are: The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of an image; a center of interest or activity; close or narrow attention or concentration; and, a condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived. So basically, focus is clarity, distinctiveness, definition, resolution, concentration, attention to detail, or point of view. For me, focus is having the ability to concentrate with clarity.
How do you get focused and how do you maintain it? As you give attention to, or concentrates on a single moment, object or task, the key to holding onto it is NO DISTRACTIONS. For me that means, no e-mailing, no social media, no telephone, no interruptions from any outside interference including my husband and fur-baby, Sasha. Sometimes, background ambient or classical music and a scented candle help me, too.
Consider the following, when using a camera, binoculars, a microscope or a telescope, you bring an image of your immediate environment, the world, the Universe or micro-universe into clarity such that it can be more easily viewed without blurriness. Focus signifies having a central point of view which is clear and easy to observe. That view is well-defined and allows you to perceive it without ambiguity, distraction or any mistaken identity. How does focus play a role in your life? Does it contribute to your creative flow? When are you able to focus? What do you focus on? How can you get others to support you when you need focus?
- It’s not hocus pocus, it’s all about focus… (aquachain.typepad.com)