Here it is and it is so simple and easy.
Focus For Five©
(The Three F’s)
You only have to have discipline and focus for five minutes. Focus for just five minutes at a time.
It is overwhelming to say I have to stop (drinking, cursing, watching TV). You set yourself up to think that this is forever. That is too much – it is daunting. You do not have to have the discipline of months and months of doing or eliminating. Rather than saying: I have to stop smoking; I have to write the book; I can not have any desserts; I cannot finish the project; I can never buy another pair of shoes; I have to practice the piano for ninety minutes every day… all you have to say to yourself is: “For the next five minutes I shall focus on (______)”. The (_____) is whatever it is that is important or right for you to do at the moment. Word it in the positive, so your powerful subconscious hears what you want, not what you do not want. Remember, your subconscious cannot judge. It accepts whatever it hears as the truth and works to reinforce it. Hence not: “I will stop procrastinating” because all your subconscious mind hears is “procrastinate” and “will” which projects responsibility to the future. Rather, “I will spend the next five minutes organizing my files.”, “I jog for five minutes at a time.” And then you can add another five minutes and then another. “I eat nutritiously.” “My writing is productive and flows.”
You can do this. You can have discipline for five minutes at a time. And that is all you need.
That is it for this blog because you can grasp a trusted, tested tool and start using it immediately without excuses, complications or debate. Focus For Five.