|Concentration is one of the most powerful mental tools at our disposal - and yet, so few people actually know how to use it to its full potential.
Essentially, concentration is the ability to focus attention on a task at hand, while blocking out other distracting or unrelated stimuli. This includes insignificant sounds, visual input, and most importantly, wandering or irrelevant thoughts.
When concentration is at optimal levels, we find our work is easier, more readily remembered, takes less time, and we tend to make fewer mistakes.
Generally, a good movie or a great novel is interesting, packed with visual and audio stimuli (which often drowns out surrounding sights and sounds), and requires little effort or skill to pay close attention.