A 6’7″ tall high jumper.
Competes at the Olympic level.
I enjoy asking him questions as to his training routine and other aspects of competition at such a high level.
Being intrigued by the concentration required by professional athletes, I asked him how he trains for such extreme pressure events such as the high jump.
Even more so, while the world is watching and in a stadium packed with thousands and thousands of people.
Control your breathing and you control your body.
I forged on with the questions.
“Do you solely focus on the bar? How do you focus with so much pressure all around you?”
He explained that he and his fellow athletes have a sports psychologist that works with the team and they practice focus exercises.
At times they are asked to focus on a single object for an hour or more.
With that in mind, I thought, we could all benefit from such exercises.
Better focus, better work.
Better work, better results.
Better results, better bank account.
This exercise can be applied to one’s personal and professional life.
When I focus on the basics and foundational principles of business, success is inevitable.
It will happen.
After doing a little research, one exercise I found was to draw an object and focus on that object for five minutes.
If you lose your focus you have to start over.
You then increase your time in five minute increments.
Practice on focusing on nothing but that object, in this case, a large red dot.
If you get distracted, or your mind wanders in any way, start over.
The more focused we are, the more successful we will be, at anything we wish to accomplish.