Today is the first day of the rest of your life. With this in mind, let’s imagine you’re on a leisurely Sunday drive down a narrow country road. Suddenly, a truck appears around a blind bend, hurtling towards you at breakneck speed.
What do you do?
Your life depends on where your focus lies in that moment.
Many people in such a situation focus on the truck – the object they want to avoid. This singular focus on the impending danger can lead to a head-on collision. However, if you focus on what you want instead, by looking away from the truck and seeking an empty space to drive into, you will be safe.
This analogy can be applied to life itself. Your life depends on what you focus on. If you focus on the things you don’t want in life, you will steer directly towards them. And worse, you will get more of them.
Simply put: you get more of what you focus on.
For instance, if you are in a job that you hate, you may repeatedly say things like “I don’t want to work here”. Or “I feel uncomfortable meeting Simone’s children tonight. What if they don’t like me?” This kind of focus on negative things will only attract more of the same, making you even more unhappy in your job or feeling more uncomfortable around Simone’s children.
As humans, we tend to place our thoughts, attention, and feelings on the things we don’t want, and then we wonder why nothing changes in our lives. However, our minds are programmed to bring about more of whatever we focus on. So, if we focus on the things we do want with feelings, they will come to us in due course.
But be careful, our subconscious mind will work on bringing to reality what we feel we want, whether it is good or bad. Therefore, pay closer attention to your feelings and what you’re focusing on to have what you desire in life.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Remember, where you focus your attention and thoughts is crucial. Using the truck analogy, focus on the empty road further on, rather than the truck that is approaching you.
As often as possible, ask yourself: “What am I now focusing on?” If it is on what you don’t want, change it to what you do want. By doing so, you will be able to attract the things you desire in life and steer clear of what you don’t want.