Motivational speaker, Greg Dwyer, presented a personal growth seminar during the June 6 Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) dinner meeting in the Deane Winthrop House barn. The business owner and former magician explained how to overcome distractions and master being focused.
â€œMost people get focused. The real magic is staying focused,â€ Dwyer emphasized. â€œBe careful what you expose your mind to.â€
Internet searching will suggest various ways to become focused: restful sleep, nature exploration, exercise, breaks, music, de-cluttering, a balanced meal, offline work, avoiding caffeine, and to do lists.
Although those are excellent ways to start concentrating on focus, Dwyer believes that remaining focused has to do with the conscious mind, which is easily distracted. Society is overloaded with information and constantly multi-tasking.
â€œMost people donâ€™t execute. Most people take a couple steps forward, and take a couple steps back, or they get focused on something, and then they fall back on old patterns,â€ observed Dwyer. â€œThe theory I came up with is that people know what they want to do, but they donâ€™t take a lot of action consistently.â€
Dwyer recommended closing the gap of the unknown â€“ the fears, and not having the faith to advance forward.
â€œOne thing I have mastered is laser focus,â€ said Dwyer, who has spoken in over 10 countries. â€œItâ€™s not what you thing, itâ€™s how you think. People who are laser focused know what they want, take action, and get results because they put themselves in a trance.â€
According to Dwyer, remaining focused is about knowing what is important and using oneâ€™s imagination in what is felt, seen, and heard.
â€œSuccessful people donâ€™t get focused. They stay focused,â€ stressed Dwyer. â€œVisualize whatâ€™s important to you. Feel it. Write it down. If you can tie visualization with emotions, and writing things down, thatâ€™s powerful.â€