Why Attention Is Powerful
Oct. 9, 2019
If you listen carefully to what all the successful entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts talk about, they use the words consistent and focus a lot. Why? Because consistency in anything you do provides successful results and the more you focus the more consistent you can be. Practicing an instrument consistently will keep you getting better at that particular instrument, and the focus you give towards practicing so it’s not sloppy will allow you to amplify the results.
There is one thing that is more important than consistency and focus; Attention, and it is powerful.
I discovered the power of attention early on which allow me to get really good at networking really fast. This allowed me to connect with some of the most amazing people in the music industry, and now I’ve expanded to other areas of entertainment and even fashion. The one question I get asked the most is about how to get good at networking and the answer is by giving attention.
The reason attention is so powerful is because to be able to be consistent you have to be determined to focus on what’s needed, and what keeps you moving the right direction. And to be able to find that focus that will allow you to be incredibly consistent you need to give it your attention.
So much of life is about what we give attention to. If two people are in love, they are giving attention to each other, and when people drive they pay attention to the road as well as being aware of their surroundings. The focus needed to practice the guitar allowing someone to get better is there because of the attention given to practicing.
The reason we are able to give attention to doing certain things and to certain people is because of the “love” we have. It’s obvious that if we don’t enjoy spending time with someone or communicating with someone we just don’t give that person attention. By giving attention to people who further our careers, are positive, and supportive, we intern further ourselves, as I found. And through giving attention to what we do, we end up focusing better allowing us to be more consistent.
When you give attention to what will drive your career, and life, forward, finding the focus to be consistent comes easily. When you give attention to what you enjoy, and who you enjoy being with, you find a “love” that comes. Attention is the key, and that’s why attention is so powerful.