Focus, Lee! Only God knows the number of time’s I’ve heard this one before.
My parents, teacher’s and peer’s, famous first and last words had finally etched in, but in a much sharper perspective. And only after a slight time delay. Say, a couple of decades or so.
Or maybe I was focussing but on other things over the long run.
Processing / Translating Knowledge Within a Smaller Container
When I apply force to look deeper into something, I redirect my energy, usually, my peripheral seeing energy, into a smaller container. This mental performance or concentration tunnels and magnifies my attention towards a thing or aspect I want to focus on.
And if it’s the periphery I’m looking at instead, it goes vice versa; my energy moves AWAY from the centre. It’s now ready for use on the outskirts.
All thru my childhood, I was told I had a concentration problem, and to the point, medications popped up. Yet it was only in these last few years that my fascination skyrocketed, as I’m now totally absorbed in the invisible specs behind focus and concentration. Which, some have said in their ways: Lee, this quest is too little, too late!
The Focal Process
When I focus on something, I create a smaller container around my seeing energy and cordon off any distractions that might break this perimeter. Next, I zoom in and begin the process of filtering the finer translations and interpretations of detailed knowledge within that scope.
If successful, it means, I record a well-catalogued branch of information to clearly recall and act upon, in future scenarios.
For example, I might be listening to someone speak or reading instructions from the web, and this ‘fine-tuning’ preps my behaviour into a skill or program for later use.
In theory, sure, it sounds easy to enough to handle. I’ll focus on this and that, etc. However, success can be miles away if I’m always patching up breaches along the border. Quite often, distractions come in and tug away at my attention.