"Focus On What Matters" Original Canvas Wall Art by Ikonick
Your attention is precious. Push the nonessential to the background and focus only on what matters.
In photography and in life you have the ability to decide what the viewer sees. You can display the subject in any way you choose. What do you want people to see when they look at the picture of your life? That's where you have to direct your focus.
Taking a picture wasn't always as easy as unlocking your screen and tapping a button. All the features that are now automated—aperture, exposure, ISO—had to all be deliberately considered and manually adjusted previously. If you wanted to capture an image focused on a subject in the foreground, you would need to use a different lens than if you wanted something in the distance to be in-focus. Anything outside the depth-of-field would be blurry, distorted.
The human brain acts in the same way. It is impossible to give our full attention to two different things at a time. One will always remain out of focus. The fast pace of modern life makes multitasking seem like a necessity, but science has proven us incapable. Our minds can only switch back and forth between each task. And even then, we don’t perform well at either one. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who's texting? Their responses are always delayed—on the thread, and out loud.
Giving partial attention to multiple things is never as effective as devoting all of it to complete one. Realize that you are far more productive when your efforts are concentrated. Set your priorities, and give 100% to each one.
But be careful where you aim your attention. If it’s caught up on bad habits, distractions, and self-indulgence, the rest of the picture will get blurry. The image everyone else sees of you depends on where your focus lies. Push the unnecessary to the background—it can only distract from the shot.
"Focus on What Matters" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK is a crucial daily reminder. Your attention is invaluable, so don't give it to just anything. Figure out what you want people to see when they look at you, and focus your efforts on developing that picture. Everything else can fade into the background.