Focus & Motivation For Business
In the last issue we talked about the importance of keeping good company. In this issue we are going to more about positive thinking and the importance of continuous learning.
“To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted” ~George Kneller
It’s no secret that learning promotes growth, especially in business. When it comes to maintaining focus and motivation it’s important to fill your brain with new, pertinent information on a regular basis. Make it a habit to try and learn something new every day. The best way to do this is by reading, listening and interacting with like-minded individuals as we discussed in our last issue.
While you don’t have to be an avid reader you should definitely take time to read, because reading is good for the brain and it’s stimulating for the mind. Continuously learning new things will help you become more open to taking on new projects as well as trying things you didn’t think you could do before.
The morning paper is one way that some people like to stimulate their brain. It is an excellent source of new and different information every day. If you don’t like the paper you can read the news online. It doesn’t have to be the news, you can read anything that interests you.
However it is a good idea to choose reading material that is related to the goals you’re trying to achieve. This way your brain will make the connection and spark ideas that will help you move forward, stay focused and motivated.
Reading is not the only thing you can do to continuously learn new things. If you don’t have time to read or if you don’t like to read there are other ways you can learn. They don’t have quite the same effect on the brain as reading does, but they can still be very stimulating.
- Listen to CDs or audio books
Many people who have long commutes often listen to CD’s, audio books or their iPod. Some people learn a different language or listen to a lecture. There are many different things you can listen to that will help stimulate your brain.
Listening can also extend to your television while you are getting ready for work. You might choose to turn on the news and listen to the news every morning. You can listen to a cooking channel or public radio. Listening to your friends, family and other successful business people is another important aspect you need to focus on to remain motivated.
As we have discussed before this type of interaction will allow you to learn, grow and share ideas, which will stimulate your brain and help you stay motivated to reach your goals more effectively.
Continuous learning is extremely important when it comes to maintaining positive focus and motivation. So, why not make one of your success habits the act of learning something new every day. Your brain will thank you for it and you will be amazed at how much more focused and motivated you will become.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about some of the best ways to tap into the power of positive thinking.
Riccardo Proetto e Silvia Pistolesi