Yesterday, my sister drove me to our Mum and Dad’s house for a bit of family time. As we approached their village, she exclaimed utter delight. Why? Because a pot hole in the road had finally been filled in. And apparently, though she always tried not to drive into it, she always did.
This, to me, perfectly illustrates the power of focus – that wherever you look is where you will go;
that the more think about not doing something, the more you’ll want to do it;
that what you focus on, you get more of.
So with the fresh new year suddenly in sight, with many of us thinking to potential goals to set, changes to make and fears we’d like to face… take a moment to check your focus.
Ask yourself: am I focused on what I want, or what I don’t?
i.e. I want to increase my fitness so that I can have a consistently higher level of energy vs. I don’t want to be an ugly, fat, lazy cow anymore.
Self-loathing aside, there is power is considering where you don’t want to go, when you’re working towards a new direction; sometimes desperation can be a great motivator.
But if your attention is always focused on where you don’t want to go, there’s a good chance you’re going to drive towards it.