Let’s say, at this very moment, I’m successfully in the middle of focussing on something.
But soon, an off-topic idea jumps out (or in front) and tries to drag my attention away from the centre of my mindlessing.
In my response, if I look long enough or take to it seriously, engage fully in it, then I submit and a tear rips open along the focal border.
Next, if I continue with this trend all of its buddies will follow, and I’ll exit my focus earlier than expected.
Yes, I might hold the position for a short while with the aid of Positive Reinforcement to give myself a boost before it’s too late. But rest assured, soon I’ll be inundated with mixed thinking and on my way out.
And even if I still consider myself as being focused on the task at hand, the reality is, I’m not giving it my all or best.
Seeing the Structure of Focus Helps Me Focus in General!
When I first became aware of both the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ noise interactions as a simple form of focus contamination that naturally increased my perception of time (thereby taking my energy), and regardless to what any of the off-topic buggy ideas carried on about, things fundamentally changed.
For once, I had a REAL CHANCE to stay focussed and reach my goal. Only after stepping back and noticing these interferences could I devalue the stories and not get so distracted since I’d now see that the overall activity ultimately led to my departure from the task. Otherwise, my habits and comforts stayed on and ruled.
Whereas before, when I couldn’t focus or record something clearly, I’d always rely on generating more desire to thrust the processing of detailed knowledge (drill it in!), so I could stand my ground and firmly focus. However, I then realised, this too always kept me busy in the wrong area. I got stuck on the border with border-disorder.
Plus, once the negatives overwhelmed my zone, which usually didn’t take long, this also left a nasty taste in my mouth for next time. You see, now I have no desire to return because a negative remembrance causes resistance and keeps me away!