Improving Focus and Concentration

Improving Focus and ConcentrationEarning trust and training your mind take time!

Humanity's true struggle lies not in battling the elements or the physical demands of labor, but in navigating in their own inner domains. Improving focus and concentration becomes possible when start to understand our intrapersonal processes better.

Our limited understanding of the mind often leads to a reactive state. Instead of proactively managing our thoughts and emotions, we become susceptible to external stimuli. 

This constant reactiveness keeps the mind restless, searching for the next new and stronger stimuli. The human mind loves action and avoids idle states.

Imagine attending a meeting when the door suddenly opens. Your focus automatically shifts to the newcomer, interrupting the conversation and hindering your ability to listen. The strongest stimuli always hijack the attention of the subconscious mind, at least until you learn to keep your focus at conscious will where it should be.

True freedom lies in cultivating focus and understanding your mind's inner workings. By becoming proactive in leading your thoughts, imaginations, and emotions and replacing subconscious reactions with aware responses, you can achieve a state of inner calmness and awareness, allowing you to become free from reacting to external stimuli.

Our lack of intrapersonal skills complicates human relations

The complexities of human relationships are unavoidable until our minds run on the subconscious autopilot mode.

It is a paradox, a calm mind isn't engaging to its owner. Instead, your calm mind provides freedom to keep your engagement with the object/topic you have chosen to focus on.

Only when you take responsibility for your actions, do you become free.

Ken Honda writes well in his book Happy Money as follows

“You might have heard advice like “Always work hard with a smile, even if it is for a low wage and you don’t love it, because you never know who is watching.” People get recognized for their talent and passion all the time. Yet I think this is the sort of message that a lot of people become tired of hearing, because so many people never get that lucky chance even though they feel like they are working so hard. And I’ll let you in on a little secret: It isn’t chance that gets you closer to the things you want.

Rather, it’s intentional gratitude. The people who express gratitude often and consistently for what they have are the people who end up taking responsibility for their own happiness. They have a heart that is always saying thank you. And so, when it comes time to act, they are responsible—or, as I like to think of it, response-able. They have the ability to respond. They can navigate through the times of suffering, and they can also really enjoy the good times. They are able to be honest with themselves and others because they aren’t hiding from anything. They do their jobs with sincerity because they are actually sincere. A person like that is destined to create opportunities in their life. It is just a matter of time and the way it happens. It’s not up to chance. It’s not up to someone else. It’s simply one’s own response-ability to be grateful for what they have and be able to seize opportunities as they arise."

We recommend his book, Happy Money. It isn't just about how to see money with new eyes, but also about changing how you behave and taking responsibility for it.

In today's workplaces, we need more personal responsibility to get things done.

If we don't take responsibility AI outperforms us, at least until we upgrade our intrapersonal skills. A lack of responsibility always leads to a lack of freedom.


Mental Clarity and Wellbeing Allow You to Earn Trust

Trust is earned, not built or won, as Rachel Botsman has stated. She explains that in the same way that money is the currency of transactions, trust is the currency of interactions.

When we earn trust and this pervades our interactions, life becomes much easier to navigate and your actions easier to lead.

Conversely, when distrust and toxicity poison our bonds, life becomes unbearable, regardless of technological advancements. This is evident in the epidemics of meaningless jobs and mental health issues. Those both are symptoms of a deeper societal disease – dysfunctional relationships.

The most dysfunctional relationship we often have is the one with our own mind. We just don't understand it as we lack intrapersonal education.

Until we lack awareness and intrapersonal skills, we lack freedom. This limits our lives and work results. 

The fundamental truth is that our technology and material prosperity are, and always will remain, hollow substitutes for genuine connections. No material possession, thought, or emotion, in essence, is inherently good or bad; what determines its nature is our intention.

While thinking positively is preferable to negativity, desiring good for oneself without considering the potential cost can lead to unhappiness and toxicity. Many toxic individuals seek something beneficial, yet lack awareness of the negative consequences their actions may bring.

So removing toxic human relations and work environments, mental health issues and low employee engagement levels comes down to simple basics. This is learning and using practical intrapersonal skills.

Once your self-leadership improves and your ability to observe becomes greater you start to notice what you cause and how it all starts within your own mind.

A society where humans have good intrapersonal skills leads to work and personal life where relationships are fulfilling, even with limited means.

There is no such thing as enough money as Ken Honda reveals in his above quoted book. But there is happy money and there are happy and fulfilling human relations. Relations based on noticing, caring and gratitude take you where you need to go.

Are you cultivating such meaningful relationships? 

The 7 key questions about mental clarity and wellbeing are:

  1. How is your relationship with yourself?
  2. Do you know your True Self and cherish all the intrapersonal aspects you have at your disposal?
  3. How do you take care of your mind health and physical health? Is it a regular and proactive approach?
  4. Do you understand and trust your inner processes?
  5. How good are your intrapersonal skills? How often do you train them?
  6. Do you notice your inner reactions? Are you able to stop them before they do you harm? Or even better have you left inner reactions behind and become an aware human being who always responsibly chooses your own inner and outer responses?
  7. How much do you invest in self-development? 

It is clear that people (including you) thrive when their minds are fit and well and they do something that has a sense of purpose. Here what you do matters less than understanding why you do it!

In contrast, a society plagued by distrust and isolation breeds a pervasive sense of meaninglessness, no matter how "developed" it appears. This empowers stress, burnout, anxiety and leads to (mental) health issues and toxic relations.

The call to action is clear: Learning intrapersonal skills and earning trust allows develop healthy relationships and supports doing meaningful work that serves humanity.


Only when we have good intrapersonal skills can we truly address the stress problem, epidemics of burnout and anxiety and create a future where work and life are not just bearable, but truly meaningful. 

A great society is where conscious people support each other and money is used for doing something good. Money becomes happy when your intentions are happy as Ken Honda explains. Happy people and happy money serve societies and families.

"Mental wellness is the new horizon and the key to a happy energized workforce" as our co-founder and mental wellness expert Dr. Helena Lass has stated. The solution in the form of online trainings is just a few clicks away! Wellness Orbit mental wellness gym is open 24/7!

This blog post is written by Kaur Lass