“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” – Jack Canfield
There are a billion and one things on this planet to focus your attention upon. Where you choose to focus it is entirely up to you.
Do you like to focus your attention on negative events?
What You Focus on Gets Bigger.
Do you focus your attention on negative people and what they say or do?
Do you like to focus your attention upon people whom you consider racist, sexist, xenophobic, lazy, crazy, homophobic, etc?
I can tell you without absolute certainty that whatever you focus your attention upon will only grow larger.
So why not change what you focus upon?
Does focusing on the “jerk” at the airport help you in any way? Does focusing your attention on the “bitchy lady” at the shopping center help you become more of who you want to be?
Let “those people” be those people and “you” just focus on being you.
This world is filled full of people who like to point out the shortcomings of other’s while at the same time believing their own shit doesn’t stink.
Believe me, your shit stinks, so does mine, and so does everyone else’s.
Our jobs on this planet is not to focus our attention on other people, our job is to focus our attention upon who we really are and what we want to create.
Trust me when I tell you this. I promise you when you get to the end of your life you are not going to say, “You know, I really wished I would have spent more time complaining about other people’s behavior”.
This is even worse if the behavior of another person that is offending you is not even directed at you.
Man, get a life already.
Life is not yet perfect, humanity is not yet perfect, so let “those people” be as they are.
Trust me, if they keep acting the way they do, karma will eventually catch up to them.
Let karma do its job.
Let the concept of what you put out is what you get back do it’s job.
What do you want to focus your attention on now?
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How about focusing your attention on things that you are grateful for? Wouldn’t you like to make that a larger part of your experience?
Remember this again and again. What you focus your attention on expands, it gets larger.
Do you constantly focus upon the fact that you are overweight?
Or perhaps instead will you follow my advice and focus your attention on what you want to create?
Can you visualize yourself with a fit and tight body?
Could you perhaps even start today by just doing twenty pushups and twenty sit-ups each day for the next five day?
Trust me, you want to keep your attention and your energy on what you want to create and who you want to become.
This is the secret to success at any endeavor.
It’s your choice.
You can choose to focus on the “bad” behavior of others and let that focus bring your down.
Or, perhaps you could merely observe the “bad” behavior of others and use it as a reminder of who you are not.
H.L. Hunt, a man who rose from a bankrupt cotton farmer in the 1930s to a multi-billionaire when he died in 1974, was once asked during a TV interview what advice he could give to others who wanted to be financially successful.
He said only two things are required. First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish. Most people never do that in their entire lives. And secondly, you must determine what price you’ll have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Teddy Roosevelt