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The Art of Focus

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The art of focus is something that I am trying to learn.

It is so hard to try and focus on one thing at a time when there are so many things to do and little time to do them. Look at it, we all have the same time, but we tend to want to do more in a day than we have time for.

When I say the art of focus, it really is an art form, because it is hard to give 100 percent focus. It’s a skill that employers look for and people value. It is the art that very few can truly master, especially as a college student.

It is a certain obsession with success that makes people want it so badly. So, imagine you woke up today and you told yourself you were going to write that 15 page essay for Literature class, since it’s due tomorrow morning.

You take a shower and then eat some breakfast. The next thing is to get your laptop out and start an outline for the paper. Your best friend calls you to say she has a party that she wants you to go to. You can’t say no because you don’t want your friends to say you are weird and you don’t want to be left out of the fun.

You decide to go.

You stay there until the evening and remember that you have not written the paper. You ask your friend to take you home, but she’s enjoying the party and does not want to miss the fun, so she tells you to wait for a few more minutes. You then wait. You eventually realize she is not going to take you home until the party ends. By this point, you might be questioning if you’ll even be able to get home tonight.

Let us look at it closer. Can you actually finish a 15 page paper in one day? Can you actually do well on a paper you pushed back until the last minute? Well, you don’t know unless you try.

My idea of focus

Focus can be defined as the ability to give an idea or project one hundred percent attention crafting it into shape, being dedicated to it until there is no room for correction, being able to work on it until it is simply outstanding.

It’s when you start your paper immediately after the professor gives you the topic, even if it’s due in two months. It’s being able to work on it until it is simply magnificent. It sounds extreme, but it is the way of the best. Focus is the ingredient that you need to do, whatever you do well. There would be distractions along the way, but there’s no excuse for not being successful.

It is giving something that you are passionate about your best.

Oluwatobi is a college student trying to make things work. She loves writing and listening to music. You can always see her with a pen trying to jot down notes. Oluwatobi loves to learn and meet new people.

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