The future belongs to the focused
The future doesn't belong to the smartest person in the room. Nor does it belong to the strongest or the fastest. It belongs to the focused. 🔮
The future doesn't belong to the smartest person in the room. Nor does it belong to the strongest or the fastest.
The future belongs to the focused. 🔮
The people who manage to focus on their goals instead of being distracted by everything around them.
To start with, goal-setting engages the reticular activating system in our brain. This system promotes the engagement and attention necessary to recognise the steps we need to take to reach our goals.
When we don’t take the time to think about how we want our lives to change, we miss out on the benefits of this part of our brain and get distracted or lose motivation more easily.
But when we do set goals, we establish a system of accountability that helps us measure our progress over time. In the mental health field, goals are used as a way to show progress.
When you can measure where you start and how you go based on set markers, you can show change. Without identifying what you're changing, it’s difficult to capture that progress.
Now, we can't achieve every goal we set (I know, I'm just as disappointed as you are), but that shouldn't discourage us. Creating aspirations for our future self is beneficial to our well-being regardless.
In fact, the simple act of setting goals to focus on improves our productivity, satisfaction, and perspective - and that's true whether we achieve those goals or not!
Plus, there’s value in “failing” to meet a goal; it provides a lesson in acceptance and an opportunity to learn. We can discern between what has worked and what hasn't and cultivate a better focus, mindset, and action plan.
Then we can deliberately replace some habits with new ones that help us succeed moving forward — meaning that failing and learning from it provides more value than continually achieving.
The future is in your hands to mould as you like. What will you focus on?