You've probably heard the saying, "you get what you focus on." It's a popular quote for a reason – because it's true. When we focus our energy and attention on something, we give it power. We make it important. And when we make something important, it becomes a priority in our lives.
But what we often fail to realize is that we have a choice in what we focus on. We can focus on the positive or the negative, the good or the bad. And when we make that choice, it shapes our lives in profound ways.
Think about it – if you focus on the negative, you'll see more negativity in your life. If you focus on the positive, you'll see more positivity. It's a simple but powerful concept that can significantly impact our lives.
So how do we make sure we're focusing on the right things? How do we ensure that our attention is going to the things that will impact our lives in a way that pushes us toward to goal of being our best selves.
The answer is different for everyone, but I believe there are a few key things we can all do to make sure we're on the right track.
First, we need to know how much power our attention has. When we realize how valuable and important our attention is, we'll be more careful about where we place it. We'll be more choosy about what we give our energy to.
Second, we need to know what we want. What are our goals? What kind of life do we want to live? When we have a clear vision for our lives, it becomes much easier to focus on what will help us achieve that vision.
And finally, we need to be mindful of the present moment. Where is our attention right now? What are we focusing on at this very moment? If we're not careful, it's easy to get caught up in the past or the future and forget about the present. But the present is where our power lies. It's where our ability to make choices and take actions resides.
So the next time you find yourself getting caught up in worry or stress, take a step back and ask yourself – is this really worth my focus? Is this something that's going to help me achieve my goals? If not, direct your attention elsewhere. Put your energy into something that will positively impact your life. It's up to you what you focus on. So make it count.
Do you agree with the saying, "you get what you focus on"? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below!