We always think that focus comes only when we are interested in something.
Like if you love to play video games or watch YouTube videos, then you no doubt have massive focus on these activities. No matter who is calling you or what needs to be done, it’s possible to not hear anything of the outside world.
So if we like something, we will focus automatically.
But is this helpful? Not really, because what if we don’t like something. How can we focus then?
In a book calling Finding Flow by psychologist and author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, he mentions the following eye-popping sentence:
If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus your attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them.
This means that focus-and-interest is not a one-way, but a two-way street!