In this day and age of superheroes with superpowers, it’s important to remember that each of us has our own superpower, and just maybe, more than one.
In case you weren’t aware, one of the most powerful forces in the world is under your complete control, and how you use it determines what happens to you in life. Today, let’s spend a little time on this particular force.
If you are a parent, how many times have you told your kids to “Pay attention”? Probably quite a lot of the time, because you know it’s important. Teachers do the same thing, because what they are teaching is important for their students to learn. But do we really understand the power of our focused attention?
As an example, perhaps your “To Do” list has gotten too long, and you decide that today is the day to clean out that garage or closet. You start early in the day, and before you know it, the work is done. Time seems to have slowed down. What had been nagging at you, denying your ability to ignore it, is suddenly checked off of the “To Do” list. Or perhaps you’ve put off a project at work until the last possible moment, and then amaze yourself with how much you get done in an incredibly short space of time.
More than likely, we all have experienced similar things. However, it’s not the deadline itself that boosts your productivity and effectiveness. It is the incredible power of your focused attention.
Today’s point is that there is absolutely no reason why you can’t perform this well all the time. All of us have the potential to be peak performers. Unfortunately, only some of us have learned how to control and focus our attention, to harness our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes and direct them toward what we want, when we want to.
Now, we aren’t born with this superpower. However, this is a skill that can be learned. And once we have learned it, we will be amazed at how much life changes, for the better.
P.S. And even though it can be pretty cool, you won’t need a costume to display this superpower.