“Concentration in the present means letting go of the past and not thinking about the future.” #bgdtcoaching.
We all concentrate on what we enjoy. Concentration across the spectrum of tasks we are expected to accomplish can easily wane however, especially if certain things are not interesting to us.
Building up our capacity of concentration is in many aspects a question of ‘achieving by doing’. As we get involved in a matter we can oftentimes lose track of time as we focus our attention exclusively on what is before us.
Distractions, particularly in the form of phone calls and interruptions by visitors usually have the power to break our concentration. In such cases all we can do is start anew, perhaps this time making a promise to ourselves not to stop until we have completed the work. Whether we keep the promise or not is itself a topic worthy of its own post.
How concentration impacts on your day might be something you wish to share. If so, please do by leaving a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this concentration post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).