Mastering The Art Of Focus

Yeah, Mastering the art of focus is important. But how? Most people at one time or another have asked themselves this exact question. Fortunately, the answers are quite simple. But you might not like them.

Recently I was asked ‘help me with, mastering the Art of Focus. You constantly create tattoos, art, music, video. do you ever take a day off?’ The simple answer is no.  I enjoy the process and I’m driven by it. I love the doing of it, that’s my real passion.
And fortunately for me Success in any field is more about commitment to a process than it is about finding one magic trick that will make it all come together. Commitment to the process yeilds consistent results and a well-known concept that is drummed into artists is be consistent!

Consistency is king

But why really? Why not indulge your passions, embrace and show all your many artistic voices? Here’s a couple of reasons why consistency is king. The first reason is all about pratice and it has to do with the concept Bruce Lee was referring to in his universally famous quote…

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times". -Bruce Lee

There’s a lot of wisdom in that sentence! A simple translation for the emerging artist might be “Instead of indulging yourself exploring lots of styles and not mastering anything, you should start by focusing on one style and mastering it to the absolute limits of your ability”.
Practice is an absolutely essential part of success for any artist, or any human endeavor for that matter. Success is an alchemical birthing process that requires huge amounts of work and energy – not unlike The Struggle of The Butterfly. The talented and successful artist is a product of both innate ability and focused practice on a specific style and subject.

Consistency of Style.

Example:  Don’t mix old scool, new skool, realism, and black work on the same page . Pick one you want to be known for and show only those to the web.
  • Consistency in Quality. 
    Create all your art by a similar process and give your pieces a cohesive look and feel
  • Consistency in Presentation. 
    Maintain a consistent style for your social media and observe similar discipline with other promotional material. That’s mags business cards etc
  • Consistency in the Message. 
    The message sent through marketing and branding is equally important. The look of the business cards, postcards, flyers, emails, newsletters, social media and your website should all communicate the same message consistently.
Consistency truly is king.  Be sure to make a little time to indulge all your creative urges in the studio because that’s important for your growth as an artist – but keep your message to the outside world focused and consistent!

If you’re curious about what makes focus such a crucial part of most people’s lives, here are a few reasons why.

The first step toward improving is becoming aware of your level of focus. Most people don’t think of focus as a strategic skill, so they haven’t spent much time examining how good they are at it. When you don’t treat it as a strategic issue, minimizing its importance is easy. Soon you’re ignoring it altogether.
Mastering the Art of Focus

Mastering the Art of Focus Conclusion

Focus can change your life if used correctly. Successful people know the importance of focus in life. Your focus will determine the level of success you achieve. When your focus is aligned with your actions, it will produce great results.

Remember :
  • It helps you change your life.
  • It gives you more opportunities.
  • Focus expands your knowledge.
  • It helps you become more productive at work.
  • It helps you achieve your goals.
  • Focus helps you become successful faster.

Mastering the Art of Focus isn't chasing the results without practicing and understanding the process. That will - at best - lead to short-lived success but - more likely - outright failure.

The second reason is all about understanding your own art well. Ideally you should be able to describe your art in one short sentence.  Its your elevator pitch and it makes it easier for clients, magazines, websites and sponsors to “identify” with your work. For example;
Kerry Irvine tattoos stunning colour realistic images with a  painterly quality”
LUCAZ TRAZZZZkkNN33 creates riveting TRASH POLKA” TATTOOS with a focus on large scale black and grey.”
Beth Talbot specializes in ornamental black work with a neo traditional feel.”

“Energy flows where the attention goes

Your ability to concentrate is related to how well you avoid and eliminate distractions.

People who lack intense focus approach it as a time-management issue or an organizational challenge. But it’s neither. Your ability to concentrate is related to how well you avoid and eliminate distractions. You become distracted whenever you allow something to enter your mind that takes you away from your tasks.

Don’t Worry

Don’t worry—it’s natural to get distracted. Your ability to overcome disruptions depends on your ability to think in ways that will counteract what comes so naturally. It’s about establishing priorities. To do that effectively, you have to be able to control the distractions that bombard your mind.
You are living in a fast-paced world where you can get distracted easily by a lot of things everyday. You can try everything but if you lack focus in your life, it is pretty impossible to become successful. Let me explain you and help you to know why focus is important in your life.