staying focus

Staying Focus Can Build Confidence & Increase Creativity

By Eryka T. Johnson

Could staying focus be just what you need to build confidence? For most women, the thought of concentrating on one thing for any given time is scary. No, not because women can’t focus but because we are excellent at multi-tasking and getting 10 things done at once. However, in today’s article, we will discuss how staying focus can build confidence and increase creativity. You may want to re-consider the approach of multi-tasking when it comes to believing in yourself.  

The word focus means to direct your attention to, concentrate, and be single-minded. It all hinges on one’s ability to have a single focal point and truly dedicate time in a specific area. But, if someone told me I could not iron, load the dishwasher, talk to my mom, and cook dinner all at the same time, I may feel like a fish out of water. Although multi-tasking seems so natural for a woman, I really want you to re-think the power of focusing for a moment.  

One day, I decided that I wanted to be a better wife to Mr. Johnson. So, for an entire year, I spent time studying about the Proverbs 31 woman. Before, you say who can really be like her, hear me out.

I spent time researching on the internet for any and every devotional I could find on the Proverbs 31 woman. I wanted to know her attributes, how she thought, what set her apart from everyone else, what made her husband admire her, why did her kids think so highly of her, and the list goes on. I used these devotionals, different versions of the Bible, a Bible reference, and a Strong’s Concordance to build a pretty extensive binder on the Proverbs 31 woman.

The Proverbs 31 woman is a picture of a woman who not only served those in her life well, but she knew at the end of the day what made everything come together – her relationship with God. So although I was studying on how to be a better wife, I ultimately got the benefit of improving my love relationship with God. This translated into being a better wife, mother, friend, and all-around person.

The most rewarding thing happened when I took a year to focus on being a better wife – my outlook and my desire for my husband changed. More importantly, I felt better about myself as I began seeing drastic changes in my own character. My confidence went through the roof. I spent time stretching myself and following through with the incremental goals I set and things began falling into place. Also, I got a ton of ideas on making my relationship with my husband better. A light bulb literally came on when I decided to take the time to focus and concentrate.  

Had I decided to spend a year focusing on 4 different studies each month, I would still been struggling after 8 years with the idea of being a better wife rather than living as one.

Choosing to be focus will build confidence and increase creativity. I saw it happen in my own life so I know it is totally doable.

In what area will you focus on today to build your confidence?

Eryka T. Johnson