Controlled attention calls for two things: focus and concentration. You have to focus on the things you are trying to accomplish, and ignore the things that aren’t getting you any closer to your most important goals.
It’s the act of "coordinating all the faculties of your mind and directing their combined power to a specific end."
Controlled attention is the act of coordinating all of the faculties of the mind and directing their combined power to a given end. It is an act which can be achieved only by the strictest sort of self-discipline.
Learn to fix your attention on a given subject, at will, for whatever length of time you choose. You will have learned the secret to power and plenty! This is concentration.
"Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want!" ~ Napoleon Hill
Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT as it is commonly known, is one way to improve one's focus.
EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem - in this case focus -- and voice positive affirmations.
This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the "short-circuit" - the emotional block -- from your body's bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance.
I've provided a video by Brad Yates, to assist you in the process. Just follow along with his guided demonstration.
The technique illustrated in the video below is "Dynamic Breathing Concentration".
The Dynamic Breathing Concentration tecnique uses special breathing methods have been used in spiritual practices for thousands of years to bring the mind under control and practitioners into better awareness of their environment, themselves, their thoughts, and their emotions, resulting in greater mental clarity and focus.