In Part 2 of this 3-Part blog series by WU World Changer Kathleen Boucher, she shares an excerpt from her book and explains how having an intense focus can make procrastination a thing of the past! Late joining this series? Catch up on Part 1!
Do you sometimes wish that there were 25 hours in a day instead of 24 simply because you have so much to do? Do you remember cramming for exams, surviving on little sleep and taking tests the next day? How did you get it all done? Did it have anything to do with having razor-sharp focus because you knew you had a ton of stuff to do at the last minute? How does focus affect time? You probably haven’t given it much thought.
Well, you are in for a treat! It may alter your perspective of how you use time.
Here is an excerpt from the book “Nine Ways to Empower Tweens with Emma and Elliot,” Chapter 5 – Learning About Time and Focus:
*“The present moment is where you need to focus. Albert Einstein proved that how you focus affects time. How you ever heard of Albert Einstein? Albert Einstein was a scientist who is well-known for working on time and how it relates to space. However, it is not necessary to understand his theories to make use of them, just as it is not necessary to know how a light bulb works to be able to flip a switch.”
“In the book, The Spirituality of Success: Getting Rich with Integrity, the author [Vincent M. Roazzi] says: “Did you ever wonder why successful people seem to be able to get more done that the average person in the same amount of time? Is it because they work harder? Well, maybe, but my personal experience is that, for many reasons, successful people do not engage in hard work. The primary reason is, of course, that ‘if you are doing something you love to do, you’ll never do a hard day’s work in your life.’ This bit of wisdom is passed on from generation to generation, but I believe it’s more than that. I believe that modern physics has the answer in Einstein’s theory of relativity. The secret lies in the fact that time is not rigid, but instead, has an elastic quality that can be manipulated. Time can be controlled, and you have the power to control it.” He then goes on to explain that as we focus, we slow down time.” *
Isn’t this absolutely fantastic!?
Imagine that you put intense focus on accomplishing a task that you have been procrastinating on. Give yourself a 15 to a 30-minute time limit and see how much you get done. Then, pat yourself on the back! You have found extra time in your day by intensifying your focus. Imagine teaching this to your kids when they have to do homework that they dislike. Put a timer on the end of the desk where they work and ask them to see how much work they can get through in half an hour. Make it fun. Have them work on the subjects that they dislike the most, first. Then they’ll really enjoy finishing their homework as they work on subjects they love. What do you think will happen to procrastination if they first tackle the subjects that they really abhor?
Procrastination will be a thing of the past! Hurray!
Put an intense focus on tasks that you dislike and you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish. Teach your kids, relatives, neighbors and friends about what you have just learned, and share what works for you.
* Nine Ways to Empower Tweens with Emma and Elliot, by Kathleen Boucher, Copyright©2016 Kathleen Boucher, Balboa Press Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-5043-5737-1 (sc). Page 50-52