Focus on your dreams
Have you ever heard the story of an eagle’s nest on a mountain?
An egg rolled out of the nest down the mountain and wound up in the nest of a prairie chicken. When the egg hatched, it was surrounded by prairie chickens. So this eagle is picking the ground for worms just like it’s a prairie chicken but he’d look up and see eagles soaring high above, and he’d say, “Oh, I want to do that, Mom!” And Mom would say, “Oh no, that’s eagles we’re prairie chickens we peck the ground” so the eagle spent his whole life pecking the ground.
A lot of us are programmed this way, we feel like we don’t deserve success or we’re not worthy of financial stability. No matter how successful we become, this old fear dogs us unless we turn our attention to our dreams. Rather than focusing on what others would say or listening to the self-doubt in your mind, you’ve got to focus on your goals and keep your eyes to the sky because that’s where you belong. You’ve got to feed your dreams and starve your fears.
Focus on the positive
Bring an attitude of positivity to how you view yourself and the world around you, focus on the things in life that are good. Don’t fill your head with junk and stay away from the constant stream of negativity that’s so prevalent in this world.
How you view life seeps into your head and creates fears and what if’s, you have control of what you take in and how you react. Look, if you spend all your time focused on your troubles or your weaknesses, you’re never going to become great. Keeping your eye on what’s wrong with your life, yourself, your spouse or your business is a good way to end up broke and alone.
You’ve got to focus on what’s right with yourself and the world.
Focus on what you can influence
When fears do creep in, don’t totally give in to them. Focus on what you can control. I see people all the time who focus on areas where they have immediacy, not where they have influence. They get distracted by urgency when what they should be focused on is their power to change things for themselves and their organizations. Aim your efforts at the tasks and thoughts that will produce positive results.
Focus on the future
We all make mistakes, I know I have, but the difference between someone who is dragged down by their mistakes and someone who overcomes them is their ability to focus on the future. Let go of what happened yesterday or last year or 10 years ago. Forgive that person who wronged you so you can be free.
It’s not about who’s right or wrong, it’s about freeing yourself from the baggage so you can move forward. You have the opportunity today to create new successes using the lessons you learned from those mistakes.
Focus on gratitude
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people bogged down by resentment, self-pity and just a general bad attitude. Unless you’re surrounded by enemy fire on all sides, you have something right now to be grateful for.
Your life is filled with chances to say thank you, to focus on being grateful for the simple things and to share that gratitude with others. Life is short so practice being a person of honor and gratitude and I promise you that good things will come back to you in return.
“The sparrows jumped before they knew how to fly, and they learned to fly only because they had jumped” ― Lauren Oliver.